Breach of Marriage Promise
Agreement To Marry, Offer And Acceptance, Defenses, Damages, Further ReadingsBreach
A common-law right of action for breaking a commitment to enter into matrimony.
The right of action for breach of a marriage promise has been abolished in a majority of states.
Unless there is a legally justifiable reason, an unwillingness to perform one's promise to marry creates a breach of promise to marry. Mere postponement of the wedding does not constitute a breach unless it is done arbitrarily and for no good reason. In such case, the postponement can be regarded as equivalent to a refusal to comply with the marital promise.
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