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

New York: N.Y. Gen. Oblig. Law § 3-303 (Consol. 2007):

Statute authorizes prenuptial agreement but otherwise silent.

§ 3-303. Contracts in contemplation of marriage.

A contract made between persons in contemplation of marriage, remains in full force after the marriage takes place.