Wife Makes History by Getting Prenup Overturned but We Still Feel Sorry for Her (VIDEO)

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elizabeth petrakisThat prenuptial agreement may not be iron-clad after all. A Long Island woman has done what many thought was the impossible. In a landmark case, Elizabeth Cioffi-Petrakis has gotten her prenup overturned. This could be good news for bitter exes everywhere. However, that's not the only way this court crusader is helping others. With the process almost destroying her emotionally and financially, she has created the Divorce Prep Experts to help others through the complicated process that leaves many women destitute. Not only that, she created a now viral video that shows the devastating toll the fight took on her. It's incredibly heartbreaking and profound. Take a look.

What helped her win? She had to show that her millionaire ex husband Peter had coerced her into signing the prenup. She told the judge that  just days before their wedding, he hands her the documents. With no time to wrangle over the details, she felt pressured to sign away her rights to his earnings. She also had to prove that she signed because of promises Peter never intended to follow through on. For example, he promised to ad her to the deed of her home (he didn't) and he said he would tear up the prenup after the birth of their first child (it still existed after three kids). A judge ruled that she had proven "fraud by the unducement of contract."

It's a victory, but one that comes with a high price. Her video is a sad reminder of all the things divorce robs you of. During the years-long battle, she struggled emotionally, financially, and feared for her kid's future. She was a broken women who felt alone and lost. There stands the man who once promised you the world and he is now happy to abandon you and leave you essentially with nothing. The sadness and despair is etched on every inch of her face.

Lucky for Elizabeth and her children, she is a fighter. She didn't give up even when several lawyers failed to help in any way. There was so much she wasn't prepared for. She had to educate herself and learn to advocate for herself. Now she helps others learn from her experience and mistakes. 

Have you ever felt like Elizabeth?


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jalaz77 jalaz77

He said he would tear up the prenup after the first child and he didn't? So she had 2 more kids with him. He made promises he didn't keep, yet she stayed with him? He presented the prenup a couple days before the wedding, she signed and married him anyways. She created this mess. Switched religions. Smh right now. She sounded weak to begin with. My life life isn't 100% controlled by my hubby. No way would I let that happen.

tuffy... tuffymama

She was a FOOL. Learn from this ladies. There were probably earlier signs of his asshole nature that she let slide. Fall in LOVE. Don't fall in STUPID. I'm glad it worked out for her, mostly, but all this was needless. I hope she learned the most important lesson.

LadyM... LadyMinni

The problem with this is that it is one huge case of he-said she-said. She claimed that he coerced her into it (just by handing her papers?) and that he made promises he didn't keep. How could she have possibly proven that the promises were made? And in what universe is that coercion? I don't agree with this, not at all. Prenups are a legally binding contract and you shouldn't get out of one just because you're unhappy when you get divorced. There is either not enough information in this article, or that guy got screwed and more will too.

Venae Venae

Where was this judge during my divorce?

jalaz77 jalaz77

Exactly girls. I really don't feel bad for her. She chose this and that prenup should not be broken. I think she has to let go of the life she WAS accustomed to. Well if she gets all this money I guess it will make her happy?! So she thinks.

abra819 abra819

wow..you 'ladies' are BITCHES. Totally heartless.

jalaz77 jalaz77

Actually, I am a lady as I don't feel the need to call names. Also an adult who isn't blind abra819. Do I wish her failure? Absolutely not but come on!!! Read the article. It's like a weak woman saying "he'll change". Um no.

fleur... fleurdelys3110

Am I the only one who thought she was playing up her misery for the video? It seems like she was fishing for sympathy to get the public on her side. Granted I've never been divorced so maybe milking misery is just what you do. I don't know...that whole video just really turned me off to her plight. It had the reverse effect and I don't feel sorry for her.

Happy... Happydad73

Abra819, you sound as stupid as the writer of this article. The woman in question dated this guy for 6 years before marrying him and was 24 years old. This is not a child. She got buyers remorse and found a judge who would side with her. She got the paper work 4 days before the ceremony so she could have called it off. Painful yes, but signing the papers should be binding.

nonmember avatar Bunny

I don't feel sorry for her. Instead of trying so hard to take his money she could have moved on and got a job.

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