North Carolina recognizes the right of parties who are contemplating marriage to define their rights and obligations that will arise in the event of a separation and/or divorce. Pre-marital agreements are often used to clarify what property shall be subject to distribution and what property shall be exempt from distribution between the spouses. Said agreements may also define rights regarding spousal support including potential waivers of spousal support. To be valid, a pre-marital agreement must be reduced to writing and signed in the presence of an appropriate certifying officer.
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