This lesson explores premarital agreements, also known as antenuptial or prenuptial agreements. It contrasts traditional and contemporary views of premarital agreements, the procedural and substantive requirements for enforcement, the Uniform Premarital Agreement Act and relevant provisions of the ALI Principles of the Law of Family Dissolution. This lesson assumes you already have a basic understanding of premarital agreements.
Laws governing premarital agreements are very state-specific. This lesson provides an overview of those laws, but students should remember that the laws of a particular state are vitally important to the cases they govern.