A marital contract, a premarital contract or a pre-marital agreement (commonly known as Prenup) is a written contract entered into by a couple before the breakdown of marriage or a civil union that allows them to choose and control many of the legal rights they acquire at the time of marriage, and what happens when their marriage ends in death or divorce. Couples enter into a written pre-retirement agreement so as not to enforce a large number of national marriage laws that would otherwise apply in the event of divorce, such as laws governing the sharing of benefits and pension savings, and the right to seek support (marriage assistance) with agreed conditions that provide security and clarify their marital rights.  A pre-marital contract may also include waiving the right of a surviving spouse to invoke a voting share in the deceased spouse`s estate.  It is also advisable that each of you receive separate legal advice. In this way, both parties can understand and conclude the agreement with confidence, because they know what will happen in the event of a divorce. But only 5 to 10% of married Americans get marital agreements. In many of these countries, criminal history can also protect unshared assets and money from bankruptcy and can be used to support lawsuits and transactions during marriage (for example. B if a party has unduly sold or mortgaged land set aside by its partner). No matter how the negotiations are conducted, it is a good idea to commemorate the sum and content of your negotiations in a letter to your client before the agreement is signed. This will protect you from the claims that were made years later, why it was made or not, because I can assure you that if another lawyer asks your client why she signed this agreement, it will be their answer: “My lawyer told me that marital agreements are civil, so that Catholic canon law does not exclude them in principle (z.B to determine the distribution of the estate between the children of a marriage after the death of a spouse).
You are invited to list all your group financial assets; including real estate bonds, savings and investments, the agreement will indicate how they will be distributed among you if you decide to divorce. Once your lawyer has the full picture, he will be able to create the document that will make your prenup. In some countries, including the United States, Belgium and the Netherlands, the matrimonial agreement provides not only for what happens in the event of a divorce, but also to protect certain properties during marriage, for example in the event of bankruptcy. Many countries, including Canada, France, Italy and Germany, have marital rules, in addition to or in some cases instead of marriage agreements. Judges are also cautious that marital agreements are “forced” to partners who were not satisfied with the impact but did not feel they could say no.