7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill amends provisions related to family expenses between a husband and a wife.
10 Highlighted Provisions:
11 This bill:
12 . describes conditions of contracts or agreements between a husband and a wife
13 related to family expenses.
14 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
16 Other Special Clauses:
18 Utah Code Sections Affected:
20 30-2-9 , as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapter 109
22 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
23 Section 1. Section 30-2-9 is amended to read:
24 30-2-9. Business and consumer regulation amendment.
25 (1) The expenses of the family and the education of the children are chargeable upon
26 the property of both husband and wife or of either of them, and in relation thereto they may be
27 sued jointly or separately.
32 (2) For the expenses described in Subsection (1), where there is a written agreement
33 signed by either spouse which allows for the recovery of agreed upon amounts, a creditor or an
34 assignee or successor in interest of the creditor is entitled to recover the contractually allowed
35 amounts against both husband and wife, jointly and severally.
36 (3) Subsection (2) applies to all contracts and agreements under this section entered
37 into by either spouse during the time the parties are married and living together as husband and
39 (4) For the purposes of this section, family expenses are considered expenses incurred
40 that benefit and promote the family unit. Items purchased pursuant to a written contract or
41 agreement during the marriage that do not relate to family expenses are not covered by this
Legislative Review Note
as of 3-4-14 11:26 AM