State House votes to clarify enforceability of prenups

LANSING (AP) — The Michigan House has approved legislation to clarify the enforcement of prenuptial agreements due to concerns that an appellate court ruling could lead judges to invalidate prenups because assets aren't apportioned equally.

The bill was approved 63-43 Thursday, with majority Republicans in support and Democrats opposed.

The legislation would add instances when a prenuptial contract is unenforceable. They would include cases of fraud, duress or mistake, or if financial information is hidden from a party before signing.

Courts could not enforce a prenup if its terms are “unconscionable.”

The bill moves to the Senate.

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