premarital agreement
Category: Divorce & Family Law
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


premarital agreement
A contract made in anticipation of marriage that specifies the rights and obligations of the parties. Such an agreement typically includes terms for property distribution in the event the marriage terminates.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


premarital agreement
A contract made in anticipation of marriage that specifies the rights and obligations of the parties. Such an agreement typically includes terms for property distribution in the event the marriage terminates.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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