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Ohio 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 Ohio state statutes regarding premarital and prenuptial agreements and how they are considered and enforced by the Ohio court.

Ohio: Ohio. Rev. Code. Ann. § 3103.05 (West 2007):

Statute requires written prenuptial agreements but is otherwise silent.

3103.05 Contracts.

A husband or wife may enter into any engagement or transaction with the other, or with any other person, which either might if unmarried; subject, in transactions between themselves, to the general rules which control the actions of persons occupying confidential relations with each other.