Supreme Court, Kings County, IAS Part 5G
Wife Fails to Show She Did Not Understand English; Vacatur Of Pre-Nup Agreement Denied
I picked up the above from the New York Law Journal today. I find it amusing, although the ex-Mrs. Gutherz did not, I’m sure.
Definition of vacatur, from Black’s Law Dictionary: 1. The act of annulling or setting aside. 2. A rule of order by which a proceeding is vacated.
In this case, definition 1 applies.
It makes you curious, doesn’t it? How did Mrs. Gutherz attempt to prove to the court − unsuccessfully, apparently − that she didn’t understand enough English to know what she was signing when she signed the pre-nup? And how did Mr. Gutherz prove to the court that she did?