Appeals Court Wants New Review Of Lax Couple's Pre-Nup Agreement

An appeals court ruling involving a La Crosse couple could be watched closely by lawyers who work on pre-nuptial agreements...

The Fourth District Court of Appeals is sending a divorce case back to Judge Todd Bjerke, to settle disputes over divided property and 'spousal maintenance.' A local doctor and his wife broke up, and they disagree on whether the pre-marriage agreement they signed two days before the wedding can be enforced. One issue to be decided is whether she is able to support herself without much money from him. The pre-nuptial contract apparently assumed that both husband and wife would work steadily throughout the marriage, and did not take into account that the wife would stop working for some time to raise their kids.


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