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

Michigan: Mich. Comp. Laws § 557.28 (2007):

Statute requires signed prenuptial agreement, otherwise silent.

557.28 Contract relating to property made in contemplation of marriage.

A contract relating to property made between persons in contemplation of marriage shall remain in full force after marriage takes place.