Melania Trump spent the initial months of her husband’s presidency in New York, working on revising the terms of their prenuptial agreement, as detailed by Mary Jordan, a Washington Post author in her book, “The Art of Her Deal: The Untold Story of Melania Trump.”
With Donald Trump currently leading the Republican race for the 2024 nomination and grappling with an increasing load of legal issues, two legal experts have suggested that Melania Trump might find it prudent to revisit these terms once again.
A recent report from Page Six claimed that Melania Trump has indeed done so, allegedly renegotiating a new “postnup” agreement with her husband discreetly over the past year. It’s worth noting that Insider couldn’t independently verify this report, and responses from representatives of both Donald Trump and Melania Trump’s acquaintances weren’t immediately available.
Renegotiating a prenuptial agreement isn’t limited to couples facing marital problems; lawyers tell Insider that it’s a common practice for those anticipating potential financial uncertainties.
Donald Trump is currently facing four criminal indictments and a civil action in Manhattan, with a judge ordering the revocation of the Trump Organization’s New York corporate charters.
Bill Beslow, a prominent divorce attorney in New York City, who previously represented Marla Maples in her divorce from Trump in 1999, noted that Melania Trump may seek additional safeguards for herself and her son. While Beslow couldn’t confirm specific details about the Trumps’ current prenup, he emphasized the importance of protecting one’s share of marital assets when facing potential legal challenges.
Beslow also suggested that Melania Trump might leverage her position at this moment. He mentioned that she could be making demands related to her involvement in Donald Trump’s campaign, her support in legal matters, or her decision to write or not write a book.
As of now, Melania Trump has distanced herself from Donald Trump’s 2024 presidential campaign, opting out of public appearances alongside him, both on the campaign trail and in court.
Given the growing legal troubles facing Donald Trump, Neama Rahmani, the president of West Coast Trial Lawyers, emphasized that his legal fees could accumulate significantly. Melania Trump might be motivated by a desire to protect her financial interests in such a scenario.
However, Beslow cautioned against jumping to conclusions about the state of the Trump marriage solely based on a prenup renegotiation. High-profile couples often revise their prenuptial agreements for various reasons, including acts of generosity. Nevertheless, it’s essential to acknowledge that more sinister motives can also be at play, such as shielding marital assets from creditors.
Regardless of what unfolds in 2024, Rahmani emphasized the wisdom in renegotiating the agreement now, potentially securing financial resources before Donald Trump’s creditors can access them.