marriage settlement

noun

Legal Definition of marriage settlement

2 : a written agreement regarding matters of support, custody, property division, and visitation upon a couple's divorce

called also marriage settlement agreement

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“Marriage settlement.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/marriage%20settlement. Accessed 1 Oct. 2022.

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