antenuptial agreement

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an·te·nup·tial agreement

 (ăn′tə-nŭp′shəl, -chəl)
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Ct.): Antenuptial agreement invalid for lack of adequate consideration and due to duress;
3d DCA 1975) (husband's failure to obtain life insurance policy on his life for benefit of his wife as required by antenuptial agreement constituted abandonment by him of the agreement); Gustafson v.
There the appellate court found that "marriage is sufficient consideration to uphold an antenuptial agreement," and it reversed a trial court by finding that "a religious antenuptial agreement may be enforceable in a court of law, if it complies with contract law." (61) Other commentators have suggested that principles of contract law can work well for resolving disputes about religious antenuptial agreements.
(456.) See Comment, Marriage as Contract and Marriage as Partnership: The Future of Antenuptial Agreement Law, 116 HARV.
Antenuptial Agreement: A legal contract signed by two people prior to marriage which states limitations to spouse's rights to property, support, or inheritance if the marriage ends in divorce.
For example, the right to elect might be waived in an antenuptial agreement.
(36) It provided an avenue for overcoming the antenuptial agreement.
In 1976, the Uniform Antenuptial Agreement Act (UPAA) first provided uniform guidelines to govern the issues involved in a valid antenuptial agreement contract.
A prenuptial or antenuptial agreement is a document signed by two people who intend to be married, defining their rights and obligations if and when they get divorced.
The Seventh Circuit also noted that previous courts had concluded that payments made under an antenuptial agreement or Marvin-type palimony payments are generally gifts, rather than taxable income.[11]
In Muschik, Husband and Wife signed a document purporting to be an antenuptial agreement on May 3, 2012.