Parties who enter into a premarital agreement often seek to waive their rights to the pension benefits of the other party, while preserving their own benefits. If the retirement is governed under Federal ERISA regulations, however, there may be special considerations, and a waiver outside of the premarital agreement and, indeed, after the marriage, may be necessary. The vulnerability of pension benefits was displayed in a colorful Connecticut case where the Husband claimed that he married a “European Playmate” in the morning but the marriage did not last beyond lunch. http://tiny.cc/vprf2
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