In re Renwick

This case involved a dispute over a clause in an antenuptial agreement. The Pennsylvania Superior Court reiterated the longstanding precedent that such agreements are not void for lack of consideration and that an estate may substitute consideration.¬†Here, the agreement required the husband to contribute annually to an IRA in the wife’s name. But he did not contribute as promised. The Court held that the wife was permitted to take an elective share, even though the antenuptial agreement forbade that.

RENWICK