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In Massachusetts, can a Spouse Give Up His or Her Right to Alimony in a Premarital Agreement?

It depends. Massachusetts statutory law is currently silent on this issue. However, Massachusetts courts have ruled on it. While there is no hard and fast rule, it seems that Massachusetts courts consider the fairness to both spouses and the length of marriage when they decide whether or not to honor premarital agreement provisions that modify or eliminate spousal support.

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