Husband claimed there was fraud committed against him by wife, who had him sign a divorce stipulation in exchange for $100,000 cash and a promise to repay $30,000 of his debt. He claims that he was “functionally illiterate.” He claims he only realized what he had signed in 2008, when the stipulation was read to him, according to the July 12, 2012 edition of the New York Law Journal.

The Court found his claim to be meritless and did not void the stipulation, as the Husband had accepted the benefits of the contract. Court also stated that his claim of illiteracy was not believable, nor did he explain why he did not have anyone read him the stipulation before 2008. The Court did not see the stipulation as a fraud and thus the divorce was not void.

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