Friday, December 23, 2005

Prenuptial Agreement and Alimony

On Wednesday, December 21, 2005, the SJC validated a prenuptial agreement precluding alimony in Austin v. Austin, 445 Mass. 601. The court held that "Antenuptial agreements that waive alimony are not "per se against public policy and may be specifically enforced." "Because we conclude that the agreement was valid at the time it was executed and fair and reasonable at the time of divorce, " alimony should not have been awarded. Discussion is available from the Boston Globe.