آخر تحديث - 8 أبريل 2021
As with any other contract, the life of the matrimonial agreement depends on the terms of the contract. You and your partner can agree that the agreement will only be valid for the first 10 years of your marriage. Another option is to include terms that require your separate property to become a common property after a certain period of time. Most states limit people to a living husband or woman and will not issue a marriage license to anyone with a living spouse. Once a person is married, the person must be legally released from the relationship by death, divorce or annulment before they can remarry. Other restrictions for individuals are age and close relationship. Marriage contracts can be changed or revoked at any time. Some couples add a sunset arrangement that terminates the contract after a certain time, for example. Ten years. It is also important that both parties receive independent legal advice from separate lawyers.
Often, one of the spouses will hire a family lawyer to create the separation agreement. The lawyer will then send the agreement to the other spouse for verification. This spouse then had to bring the agreement to another family lawyer for independent legal advice. This is important for both parties to understand the agreement. In addition, both spouses have the opportunity to discuss their personal concerns with a lawyer. I.L.A. makes the marriage contract much stronger, because neither party can claim that the family lawyer who drafted the agreement represents the interests of both spouses at the same time. Beyond the limitations of agreements on parental obligations, parental leave and child custody, the possible subjects of a marriage contract are limited only by your imagination, common sense and contract law. Over the years, I`ve seen some pretty unique marriage contracts, including agreements that are probably unworkable, that talk about the frequency of sex and that will take out the garbage. In the English common law tradition, from which our doctrines and legal concepts were born, marriage was a contract based on a voluntary private agreement of a man and a woman to become a husband and wife. Marriage was considered the foundation of family unity and was vital for the preservation of morality and civilization. Traditionally, the husband had a duty to provide a safe home, to pay for needs such as food and clothing and to live in the house.
The woman`s duties were the maintenance of a house, life in the house, sexual relations with her husband and the upbringing of the couple`s children. Today, the underlying concept that marriage is a legal contract is retained, but due to changes in society, the legal obligations are not the same. If there is no legally justified reason, the lack of willingness to marry does not lead to a breaking of the promise to marry. The mere postponement of marriage is not an offence, unless it is arbitrary and without good reason. In this case, the postponement may be considered equivalent to a refusal to respect the promise of marriage.