KATZ v. KATZ (Supreme Court, Nassau County)

Husband sought summary judgment to validate and enforce the parties’ prenuptial agreement dated September 1996. Wife opposed claiming that she was coerced into signing without independent counsel, that husband promised her prenup would be invalid after seven years of marriage, and that the husband breached material provisions of the agreement.  The court held for the husband and validated the prenup, citing that the wife failed to provide sufficient evidence in support of her arguments.  The court did invalidate the life insurance provision from the prenup because the court was unable to determine the parties’ intention relating to said life insurance based on the prenup provided.