Defective Notary Invalidates Prenup

  • By rick

  • 2 June, 2013

THOMPSON REUTERS

5/30/2013

By Daniel Wiessner

ALBANY, N.Y. (Reuters) – A paperwork error rendered a Rochester couple’s prenuptial agreement invalid, and the husband could not save the pact by filing an affidavit during divorce proceedings 10 years later, the Court of Appeals has ruled.

A six-judge panel on Thursday unanimously agreed with Michelle Galetta, who claimed that a prenuptial agreement between her and Gary Galetta was defective because it didn’t have an accompanying statement that the husband had proven his identity to a notary.

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