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Massachusetts appeals court invalidates prenuptial agreement
Massachusetts appeals court invalidates prenuptial agreement

[JURIST] In a departure from established law, the Massachusetts State Appellate Court has ruled a prenuptial agreement signed by a woman prior to marrying was invalid. The court held it was unreasonable to expect a woman to raise children and maintain a household without the expectation of future compensation, regardless of the status of the marital union. The husband will appeal the decision citing a Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court case, DeMatteo v. DeMatteo, where the court upheld all prenuptial agreements except in situations of extreme hardship. The Boston Herald has more.