Are Prenuptial Agreements Enforceable in Arizona?
The American Bar Association created the Uniform Premarital Act. That Act is not law in every state, but it was instead intended to be an example of what each state may decide to use as their own law. The Arizona legislature modeled our laws pertaining to prenuptial agreements in Arizona after the example provided by the American Bar Association.
When a state passes laws substantially similar to the American Bar Associations Model Act in divorce and other legal areas, the state is said to have “adopted the model act”. So, you may hear an attorney say something like “Your honor, Arizona has adopted the Uniform Premarital Act”.
Arizona’s version of the Uniform Premarital Act is contained in Arizona Revised Statute Sections 25-201 through 25-205. Arizona Revised Statute Section 25-202 sets forth the requirements to create an enforceable prenuptial agreement in Arizona. A properly written prenuptial agreement is enforceable in Arizona.
We have written an informative article about the Arizona Court of Appeals ruling in the case of Williams v. Williams discussing enforcement of a prenuptial agreement in Arizona.
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