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Alabama Premarital and Prenuptial Agreements

The Uniform Premarital Agreement Act, which was written by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Law in 1983, encourages the enforcement of prenuptial agreements. The exact UPAA standards differ from state to state just like other divorce laws. The following is the Alabama state statutes regarding premarital and prenuptial agreements and how they are considered and enforced by the Alabama court.

Alabama: Ala. Code § 30-4-9 (2007):

Statute requires that premarital agreement must be in writing, recognizes that survivor rights under last wills can be waived.

Section 30-4-9 Capacity of husband and wife to contract with each other.

The husband and wife may contract with each other, but all contracts into which they enter are subject to the rules of law as to contracts by and between persons standing in confidential relations.