§ 15-17-1 Definitions
§ 15-17-2 Formalities
§ 15-17-3 Content
§ 15-17-4 Effective upon marriage
§ 15-17-5 Amendment — Revocation
§ 15-17-6 Enforcement
§ 15-17-7 Enforcement — Void marriage
§ 15-17-8 Limitation of actions
§ 15-17-9 Applicability and construction
§ 15-17-10 Short title
§ 15-17-11 Severability

Terms Used In Rhode Island General Laws > Chapter 15-17 - Uniform Premarital Agreement Act

  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • in writing: include printing, engraving, lithographing, and photo-lithographing, and all other representations of words in letters of the usual form. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-16
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • person: extends to and includes co-partnerships and bodies corporate and politic. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-6
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Premarital agreement: means an agreement between prospective spouses made in contemplation of marriage and to be effective upon marriage. See Rhode Island General Laws 15-17-1
  • Property: means an interest, present or future, legal or equitable, vested or contingent, in real or personal property, including income and earnings. See Rhode Island General Laws 15-17-1
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.