Uniform Premarital Agreement Act
A law crafted by national lawmakers to promote consistency in prenuptial agreements from state to state. The UPAA governs such matters as what a premarital agreement can include and what will render an agreement unenforceable. The UPAA has been adopted in some form by most states.
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