Thursday, August 14, 2014
The Mississippi Court of Appeals decided McLeod v. McLeod on Tuesday. A copy of the opinion is located here. The main issue in the case was whether a prenup was valid. The trial court had found it was not. The Court of Appeals reversed finding that a prenup that is freely negotiated is enforceable. The trial court was reversed. This opinion seems to lower the standards a little on prenups. The language in the opinion indicates to me that as long as there is no actual fraud, failure to follow all the technical requirements is not necessarily fatal.