Under Utah law, a prenup cannot control or direct the granting of family benefits in the event of divorce for the children of the parties. Spouse assistance (or diet) may be amended or abolished as part of a marriage pact, but the courts will examine these provisions more closely and may nevertheless be dependent if the application of the agreement leads the other spouse to depend on the social dependence of the state. When a prenup blatantly prefers one spouse over the other, a judge may cancel the agreement or apply it only in part. Under Utah`s Uniform Act, a marriage or pre-marriage agreement is “an agreement between potential spouses that is entered into in contemplation of marriage and is effective for marriage.” In Utah, a marriage agreement must be entered into in writing and signed by both parties. It can be implemented without anything being exchanged for the treaty. As in the area of estate and estate planning, in the area of family law (divorce), a little prevention can go a long way. Pre-marital agreements are valuable instruments for those who are contemplating marriage, but who have a considerable pre-marital patrimony and/or considerable gain that they wish to protect against the possibility of divorce. Pre-marital agreements can also be useful tools for those who have children from previous marriages who want to protect their children`s inheritance rights before they marry again. Chapter 8 of Title 30 of the Utah Code, Utahs Uniforme Premarital Agreement Act, has approved and controlled pre-marriage agreements, which it refers to as “pre-marriage agreements.” The law requires that all pre-marital contracts be written and signed by potential spouses. It provides that potential spouses may be remediated, including through property rights in the course of marriage, the decision of existence in the event of separation or divorce and alimony; but no daycare.

A pre-marital contract comes into effect when potential spouses enter into a valid marriage. See Code Utah Ann. Section 30-8-1, and seq. To date, UPAA/UPMAA has been taken over by 28 states and the District of Columbia: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, North Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin. While the laws enacted by the legal systems adopted by upAA/UPMA have state-to-country differences, this uniform framework of uniform laws has certainly made it much easier for signatories to prepare pre-judicial agreements in accordance with the law by codifying the requirements.