New Jersey Marriage Laws

37:2-32 - Definitions

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New Jersey Permanent Statutes ? Title 37: Marriages and Married Persons


As used in this article: a."Premarital or pre-civil union agreement" means an agreement between prospective spouses or partners in a civil union couple made in contemplation of marriage or a civil union and to be effective upon marriage or upon the parties establishing a civil union; b."Property" means an interest, present or future, legal or equitable, vested or contingent, in real or personal property, including income and earnings; c."Unconscionable premarital or pre-civil union agreement" means an agreement, either due to a lack of property or unemployability: (1)Which would render a spouse or partner in a civil union couple without a means of reasonable support; (2)Which would make a spouse or partner in a civil union couple a public charge; or (3)Which would provide a standard of living far below that which was enjoyed before the marriage or civil union.

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L.1988, c.99; amended 2006, s.103, s.27.

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