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Ricki Lake accused of fraud related to prenup

We have discussed prenuptial agreements a lot on this blog. They are definitely a powerful tool when it comes to setting expectations before Florida couples get married. But what happens if one spouse tries to invalidate the agreement during divorce?

This scenario has hit the headlines time and time again. It often happens when there is a lot of money involved. So it is no wonder that we hear this situation come up a lot in celebrity divorces. 

Recently we learned that former talk show host Ricki Lake and her husband Christian Evans are going through divorce. The two got married in 2012 and reportedly have a prenuptial agreement in place.

According to a news report from TMZ, Evans is now trying to have the prenup tossed out on the basis of fraud. He is claiming that Lake committed fraud when she had him sign their prenuptial agreement. So far, no further information has been revealed as to the specifics of the alleged fraud.

While prenuptial agreements are made to be solid documents, it is possible to invalidate them in some cases. If Evans is able to do so, he will be able to seek half of Lake’s earnings. Some speculate that the reason Evans is trying to have the agreement tossed out is to get more spousal support from Lake.

When putting together a prenuptial agreement, it is important to make sure the document is well-crafted so that it can stand up to any arguments when going through divorce.

Source: TMZ, “Ricki Lake Divorce: Hubby claims, ‘You defrauded me!’” Nov. 21, 2014

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