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Pre-Marital Agreements: Best Practices

If you are taking the time to enter into a contract, the intent of which is often to protect your previously accumulated separate property, enhance your ability to protect your interests in (1) getting a valid and binding agreement and (2) diminishing litigation risk.

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Uniform Premarital and Marital Agreements Act (2012).
Harlee v. Harlee, 565 S.E.2d 678 (N.C. Ct. App. 2002).
Hawxhurst v. Hawxhurst, 723 A.2d 58 (N.J. Sup. Ct. App. Div. 1998).
Tex. Bus. & Com. Code Ann Section 26.01.
Zaremba v. Cliburn, 949 S.W.2d 822 (Tex. App. 1997).

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