What goes into a marriage contract can be as simple or as complex as the client chooses. Most often, it contains a list of assets and debts that both spouses bring to the marriage. In most cases, people generally want to protect the property they bring to marriage and bypass the system of ownership and debt-sharing established by provincial family law; A lot of people are looking for a “I`ll hold what`s mine, you`re going to hold, what`s your” type of agreement, and that – or any other kind of reasonable deal – is exactly what you can get with a marriage contract. A post-marriage agreement (called a “marriage contract” in Canada) is similar to a conjugal agreement, except that it is entered into after the parties have been married. In some countries, labour agreements are not valid when a spouse is considering a divorce or separation. Even in countries that have not adopted UPAA/UPMAA such as New York, properly executed marriage contracts have the same presumption of legality as any other treaty.  It is not necessary for a couple who signs a marriage pact to keep separate lawyers to represent him as long as each party understands the agreement and signs it voluntarily with the intention of being bound by its terms. There is a strong public policy that favours parties that control and decide their own interests through contracts.  There are no state or federal laws requiring adults with contractual capacity to hire a lawyer in order to enter into a marriage contract such as a marriage contract, with the exception of a California law that requires the parties to be represented by a lawyer if spousal assistance (support) is limited by the agreement.  The marriage agreement may be challenged if it is proven that the contract was signed under duress.  Whether a pre-marriage contract was signed under duress must be justified by the facts and circumstances of this case. For example, it was found that a spouse`s assertion that she believed there would be no marriage if it was not a marriage, where the marriage was only two weeks away and marriage plans had been made, was not sufficient to demonstrate coercion. A marriage agreement is an American term. In Canada, it`s called a marriage agreement. Marriage contracts are recognized in Australia by the Family Law Act of 1975 (Commonwealth).  In Australia, a marriage contract is called binding financial agreement (BFA).  These agreements may be covered by the Indian Contract Act 1872. Section 10 of the Indian Contracts Act states that agreements must be considered contracts when they are concluded by the free consent of the parties.  Section 23 of the same statute states that a contract may be non-sour if it is immoral or contrary to public policy.  Canadian law also recognizes unions for same-sex couples or others who wish to live together or live together. Marriage contracts are strange things anyway, because they tend to give an unpleasant and sometimes petty financial dimension, which should be a joyous occasion. If there is no good reason for a marriage contract, you do not have a marriage contract. In practice, projects can violate canon law in many ways.