Post-nuptial agreements are similar to marital agreements, except that they are made after a couple`s marriage.  When divorce is imminent, post-uptial agreements are called separation agreements.  Pre-marriage agreements are recognized in Australia by the Family Law Act 1975 (Commonwealth).  In Australia, a marriage contract is called binding financial agreement (BFA).  A marriage agreement is entered into before the marriage. This agreement can determine what happens to your spouse`s wealth and income in the unfortunate event of divorce, separation or death. The most important thing is that a conjugal agreement can preserve the nature of the property if the marriage ends. In other words, the separate property may remain separate instead of being the subject of community ownership or fair distribution legislation. Marital agreements are gaining popularity for many reasons. One of the reasons is that people are now focusing on their careers and delaying marriage. Until they marry, both partners have the property and financial value to protect.
Marital agreements make it easy. Marriages are also common when a partner has children from a previous marriage. Such an agreement ensures that a spouse`s separate ownership is addressed to his or her own children. The biggest problem with most divorces is deciding how to share ownership and money. Many marriage contracts are entered into simply because couples do not want the courts to decide the distribution of property when the marriage ends. A few minutes of advance planning have the potential to save headaches and huge long-term financial difficulties. Whatever the reason, LegalZoom can help you create a custom wedding arrangement. Just answer a few questions online from your home, and we`ll provide you with the necessary documents.
The marriage contract may be entered into by a woman and a man who have applied for registration of their marriage, as well as by spouses. Minors who wish to enter into a marriage contract before the marriage is registered must obtain consent from their parent or administrator, authenticated by a notary. A judge has the power to decide that the agreement is invalid if it does not meet any of these criteria. 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.