For example, a good marriage contract may say that neither spouse is entitled to alimony if the marriage lasts less than 10 years. However, a fixed amount or lump sum payment of alimony is paid when a divorce or legal separation is filed by one of the spouses in a marriage of 10 years or more. B. The contract takes effect with the marriage of the parties. Please. The best way to design a valid, legal and enforceable marriage contract in Arizona. Another way to protect yourself from a judge who decides spousal support in the event of divorce is to have a marriage contract that provides for a certain level of support over a short period of time if certain benchmarks are met. However, the Arizona Court of Appeals in Industrial Commission of Arizona v. Wright held that a marriage contract entered into during the marriage was not binding on the creditor in this case. The UPAA`s precise standards differ from state to state, as do other divorce laws. Below are the statutes of the State of Arizona with respect to pre-marital and marital agreements and how they are considered and enforced by the Arizona court. Arizona: R.S.A.
Title 25, Chapter 2 Art.1 25-201 to 25-20525-201. Definitions In this article, unless the context requires something else:1. . . .