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USA male citizen marries wealthy Swiss female citizen. Couple

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USA male citizen marries wealthy Swiss female citizen. Couple live in Switzerland. USA citizen wants nothing from wife if divorced or wife dies first. Couple have prenuptial agreement in Switzerland. Would it be legally binding in USA?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Estate Law
Expert:  N Cal Attorney replied 1 year ago.
A foreign premarital agreement is generally enforceable in the US, however the standards for such enforcement vary among the States.

If the agreement was freely entered into and preceded by full disclosure of all finances and each party had an attorney at the time of the agreement, it will very probably be upheld in every State, unless it was for some reason invalid under Swiss law.

Is your question about the US generally or is there a particular State you are concerned about?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am from Texas and currently list TX as my residnce. Am applying for Swiss residency and plan to live in Geneva. My fiancee is Swiss and we both want that I do not inherit anything in the event of her death or a divorce. I would only be concerned about the commmunity property application by TX although I do not see how TX could have a legal claim in this situation.
Expert:  N Cal Attorney replied 1 year ago.
Was the agreement signed in Switzerland?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Has not yet been signed but we plan that it will be signed in Switz
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am not sure if you received my last reply. I said that the agreement has not yet been signed but we plan to sign in Switzerland
Expert:  N Cal Attorney replied 1 year ago.
The Texas statutes on this are posted at
http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/FA/htm/FA.4.htm and they allow the parties to contract as to their property rights. There is an over view of this subject posted at
http://www.houstonpremarital.com/prenuptial.html

I hope this information is helpful.
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