Sarah has a technology business that she thinks is worth about $1,000,000. In 2003, the company had gross sales of approximately $750,000 with a profit of approximately $300,000 (including Sarah`s compensation). Income has continued to increase by about 20% per year. She`s getting married to Brad. This will be the first marriage for both, and neither of them will have children. Brad`s net assets are approximately $50,000 and his annual income is approximately $40,000 and is increasing by about 3% per year. Should Sarah Brad sign a marriage deal to protect her business? In 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court granted same-sex marriage the same legal basis as same-sex marriage, in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges (decided June 26, 2015). The consequence of the Supreme Court decision is that a pre-marriage contract entered into by a same-sex couple in one state is enforceable in the event of a divorce in another state.  Laws differ between the two states and countries, both in terms of the content they may contain and the conditions and circumstances, conditions and circumstances under which a matrimonial agreement may be declared unenforceable, such as. For example, an agreement signed in cases of fraud, coercion or adequate disclosure of assets.
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.  Although lawyers may be asked to develop agreements providing for or dictating forfeiture penalties for infidelity: who removes garbage when, the rare cases that have occurred in the past have refused to impose agreements to preserve sexual relations between spouses (cf. z.B. Favrot v. Barnes, 332 So.2d 873 (La.App 1976), for other reasons , 339 So.2d 843 (1976); Extension of the contract (second) of Treaties 190 (1981) and prohibition of the marriage of the wife of a previous marriage. See z.B. Mengal v. Mengal, 201 Misc. 104 (Fam. Ct. 1951).
Marital agreements are not reserved for the rich. They are particularly useful in second marriages where one or two spouses have children from a previous marriage. Article 93 of the Ukrainian Family Code provides for mandatory requirements regarding the content of the marriage contract, which stipulates that the marriage contract regulates spousal property, determines their property rights and obligations. The marriage contract can also determine the property rights and obligations of the spouses as parents, but with certain restrictions. The personal relationships of the spouses cannot be governed by the marriage contract, as can the personal relationship between the spouses and their children. This rule is also provided for in Article 93 of the Family Code of Ukraine. Marriage contracts that reduce the rights of the child and put a spouse in poor material condition are not permitted by the above mandatory rule. Under the marriage contract, neither spouse may acquire property or other property, which requires state registration.  A pre-marriage contract is considered unfair and therefore unlikely to be applied if it is “unacceptable”.
The courts consider on a case-by-case basis whether an agreement misreprescing either spouse. In addition, people and circumstances change, so that an agreement that is just at the beginning could diminish over time. As such, the unacceptable nature of the agreement is examined at the time of the implementation of the agreement, unlike when it was implemented, because the indiscriminate application of an outdated agreement can lead to unforeseen economic difficulties for a spouse who may “shock” the conscience of the court. In addition, public mandates oppose the application of unscrupulous support agreements. See z.B. Lewis v. Lewis, 69 Haw. 497 (1988).