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West Virginia Postnuptial Agreement Law

Marriage – Postnuptial Agreements – West Virginia

Chapter 48, Article 29, Part 1, § 48-29-101. Emancipation from all disabilities under common law.

All married women, including married women who are not residents of this state to the extent that they are affected by the laws of this state, are fully emancipated from all the disabilities and relieved from all the incapacities to which they were formerly subject under common law.

§ 48-29-102. Emancipation from all disabilities to contract.

All married women, including married women who are not residents of this state to the extent that they are affected by the laws of this state, may make contracts of any kind and assume or stipulate for obligations of any kind, in any form or manner permitted under this code. In no case may any act, contract or obligation of a married woman require, for its validity or effectiveness, the authority of her husband or of a judge.

§ 48-29-103. Emancipation from all disabilities as to personal or real property.

All married women, including married women who are not residents of this state to the extent that they are affected by the laws of this state, may own in their own right, real and personal property, acquired by descent, gift or purchase and may manage, sell, convey or dispose of any real or personal property to the same extent and in the same manner a married man can property belonging to him.

Chapter 48, Article 29, Part III, § 48-29-301. Requirement of a writing for contract between husband and wife.

A contract between a husband and wife shall not be enforceable by way of action or defense, unless there is some writing sufficient to indicate that a contract has been made between them and signed by the spouse against whom enforcement is sought or by his or her authorized agent or broker.

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