Top Lawyers 2012: Kate Vetrano's Pre-Nuptial (Dis)Agreement

What's good for the goose isn't always good for the gander.



Photo by Jared CastaldiKate Vetrano
Vetrano & Vetrano, 455 S. Gulph Road, Suite 410, King of Prussia; (610) 265-4441, vetranolaw.com

Specialty: Divorce & Separation
Years in practice: 32
Avvo rating: 10
Education: Widener University School of Law (1980)

 

A prenuptial agreement can be a tricky path to maneuver, especially if parents are involved. When a client’s wealthy father requested a prenup before his son married someone from a different socioeconomic background, it was evident that balance and equality were not factors in the agreement. “He thought she was a gold-digger, and he didn’t want her to get this or that or the other thing,” says Vetrano. “It was becoming clear what the father thought was fair.”

When his daughter got engaged to a much wealthier man shortly thereafter, he came knocking on Vetrano’s door. “‘Why can’t my daughter have this? Why can’t she have that?’ he asked. To which I said, ‘How come what’s fair for your son’s wife to deal with is not fair for your daughter’s marriage?’ Everyone has a different perspective of what’s fair.”
 

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