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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

August 26, 2009

MARITAL AGREEMENTS AND PRIVATE AUTONOMY IN A COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE, Jens M. Scherpe, ed., 2010

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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

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Date posted: November 27, 2009 ; Last revised: December 13, 2011

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Ellman, Ira Mark, Marital Agreements and Private Autonomy in the United States (August 26, 2009). MARITAL AGREEMENTS AND PRIVATE AUTONOMY IN A COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE, Jens M. Scherpe, ed., 2010. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1514062 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1514062

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Ira Mark Ellman (Contact Author)
Arizona State University College of Law ( email )
Box 877906
Tempe, AZ 85287-7906
United States
480-965-2125 (Phone)
HOME PAGE: http://www.law.asu.edu/HomePages/Ellman/
Arizona State University (ASU) - Department of Psychology ( email )
Tempe, AZ 85287-1104
United States
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