Utah Uniform Premarital Agreement Act

Casey Hoyer, of Hoyer Law Firm, has been helping couples with marital and post-evalent contracts since 2003 and offers his expertise and advice for your benefit. Call us today at 801-901-0797 to arrange a free consultation. Marriage is considered by many to be the ultimate step in a romantic relationship. Statistically, however, the probability of failure of a first marriage is almost 50%. The idea of a marriage contract or „prenup“ before marriage can be unpleasant and difficult, but in the event of divorce and in some circumstances, it can drastically reduce the stress, headaches, and attorney`s fees associated with dividing property and property. Just like in the field of estate planning and succession, a little prevention can be done in the field of family law (divorce law). Pre-marital agreements are valuable tools for those who are considering marriage but have significant pre-marital wealth and/or significant work capacity that they wish to protect from the possibility of divorce. Marriage contracts can also be useful tools for those who have children from a previous marriage and want to protect the hereditary rights of their children before getting married. Chapter 8 of Title 30 of the Utah Code, Utahs Uniform Premarital Agreement Act, authorizes and controls marital agreements that he calls „prejudice agreements.“ The law requires that all pre-marital agreements be written and signed by the future spouses. It provides that potential spouses may, inter alia, enter into property contracts during marriage, the Property Ordinance in the event of separation or divorce and maintenance payments; But not family allowances. A pre-marital agreement takes effect if the future spouses marry in the course of validity. See Utah Ann. Code Section 30-8-1 et cea.

UPAA/UPMAA has not been adopted in 22 states, although pre-marriage agreements are still legal in those states: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, and Wyoming. Bisher wurde die UPAA / UPMAA von 28 Staaten und dem District of Columbia übernommen: Arizona, Arkansas, Kalifornien, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin…

13. Oktober 2021 von Heiland
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