Antenuptial Agreement Consequences

The agreement must be in writing. Sections 17 and 18 of this Act apply to the absence of such an agreement or to a vague agreement. The agreement between husband and wife on the property acquired during the marriage contract and on the marital property is linked to both parties. If the husband and wife agree, as the third party knows, to own separately their property acquired during their married life, the debt that the husband or wife owes to another person is paid on the property he owns separately. In 2003, China`s Supreme Court ruled that the types of property that could be the subject of a marriage contract included capital income, housing allowances, insurance, unemployment benefits, and income from a party`s intellectual property rights. MARRIAGE CONTRACTS IN DENMARK In Denmark, marriage contracts are allowed. There is no requirement for legal form or representation, unless they are in writing. They must be registered with a district court which is then registered in a national register. However, there is a tendency for the Danish courts, by way of derogation from the provisions of the marriage contract, to grant themselves allowances when the contractual terms are unfair, in particular when the marriage has been long and the contract has withdrawn all the capital of the spouses from the matrimonial community. MARRIAGE CONTRACTS IN ENGLAND AND WALES The Marriage Contracts Act in England and Wales is confusing and unexplained. Careful attention is required. See our article on marriage contracts in England.MARRIAGE IN ESTONIA A matrimonial property contract can be concluded before marriage or during marriage.

Estonian Family Law Act § 8-13. . .