antenuptial agreement

antenuptial agreement
An agreement between prospective spouses made in contemplation of marriage and to be effective upon marriage. Uniform Premarital Agreement Act, No. 1.
Antenuptial agreements are generally entered into by people about to enter marriage in an attempt to resolve issues of support, distribution of wealth and division of property in the event of the death of either or the failure of the proposed marriage resulting in either separation or divorce. The Uniform Act, which has been adopted by a number of states, sets forth the formalities of execution, amendment or revocation (any of which do not require consideration for enforcement), the matters that can be contracted for, enforcement, etc

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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