Laurie Israel

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court permits postnuptial agreements in Ansin v. Craven-Ansin

July 17, 2010 by  
Filed under Prenups

On July 16, 2010, the Massachusetts SJC ruled that postnuptial agreements were not per se unenforceable as against public policy.  In the much-awaited ruling in  Ansin v. Craven-Ansin, (SJC-10548 July 16, 2010), the unaminous court held that if the spouses later divorce,  the agreement must be carefully scrutized, and provided a list of factors that would indicate a particular postnuptial agreement would be enforced or not.     For link to case, http://www.sociallaw.com/slip.htm?cid=19996&sid=120

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