Marital Agreements and Private Autonomy in the United States
Ira Mark Ellman
Arizona State University College of Law; Arizona State University (ASU) - Department of Psychology; Center for the Study of Law and Society, Berkeley Law, University of California, Berkeley
August 26, 2009
MARITAL AGREEMENTS AND PRIVATE AUTONOMY IN A COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE, Jens M. Scherpe, ed., 2010
This essay is a draft of a chapter that will appear in Marital Agreements and Private Autonomy in a Comparative Perspective. It provides a critical overview of the current American law on the enforceability of premarital and marital agreements in the United States. The book as a whole will provide such an overview for a selection of countries in Europe and elsewhere. Each chapter also describes the default rules that apply in the absence of an agreement.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 40
Keywords: premarital agreement, antenuptial agreement, marriage, divorce
JEL Classification: J12, K39
Date posted: November 27, 2009 ; Last revised: December 13, 2011
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