Uniform Premarital Agreement Act (UPAA)

Definition - What does Uniform Premarital Agreement Act (UPAA) mean?

The Uniform Premarital Agreement Act (UPAA) is an act that is designed to create standards for prenuptial agreements that are consistent across many states. However, not every state has adopted this act.

The UPAA puts certain standards into place, such as what can be included in a prenuptial agreement, under which conditions it is legally binding, etc.

Justipedia explains Uniform Premarital Agreement Act (UPAA)

The main purpose of the UPAA is to prevent calamity and confusion in regard to prenuptial agreements.

Married couples often move from state to state, they create prenuptial agreements at different times, they include different things in these agreements, etc. So, there can be a number of different factors that can go into a prenup.

The UPAA attempts to maintain the standards for these agreements across the country. After all, prenuptial agreements can have substantial implications for each party. Therefore, consistency in laws regarding these agreements can be helpful to many people.

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