What to do if my father suggested that I get a prenuptial agreement since he said I and my siblings stand to “inherit a decent amount of money”?

His feelings are that if I and my husband, should I remarry, do not spend the money, he would like the remainder of the inheritance to then go to my children, his grandchildren. Can my father’s wishes be accomplished in a Will or some other way or must it be via a prenuptial agreement.

Asked on September 19, 2012 under Family Law, Pennsylvania

Answers:

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Under the laws of all states in this country any suggestions or statements in a Will that you have a pre-nuptial agreement means nothing. His recourse is that his Will or trust set forth conditions as to what inheritance you may receive such as receiving nothing if you re-marry where what you would receive would go to your children.

Such a condition would be valid under the laws of all states in this country.


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