Recently, a movement has developed in some modern Orthodox circles to support an additional marital agreement. This is a reaction to a growing number of cases where the husband refuses to grant a religious divorce. In such cases, local authorities are not in a position to intervene, both for the sake of separation of church and state and because some halachic problems would arise. This situation leaves the woman in a state of aginut where she cannot remarry. To remedy this situation, the movement promotes a marital agreement in which the couple agrees to file their divorce, should it occur, before a rabbinical court. When a U.S. citizen decides to marry an immigrant, that person often serves as a visa sponsor to ask his fiancée to enter or stay in the United States. The Dept. Homeland Security requires that persons who sponsor their fiance come to the United States on a visa to make a declaration of support and it is important to consider the obligation under oath to support a U.S. sponsor about to sign a pre-married agreement. The Asidavit of Support establishes a 10-year contract between the U.S. government and the sponsor, which requires the sponsor to financially support the fiancé on its own resources.  As expressly stated on Form I-864, divorce does not end the obligations of assistance owed by the promoter of the U.S.
government and the immigrant spouse to rights as a third party beneficiary of the sponsor`s promise of support in the affidavit I-864. As such, any waiver of support in their marriage contract must be formulated in a manner that is not contrary to the contract that the U.S. sponsor makes with the government by providing affidavit support or may be declared unenforceable. The laws differ between the two states and the countries, both in terms of the content they may contain and the conditions and circumstances under which a conjugal agreement can be declared unenforceable, such as. For example, an agreement signed in cases of fraud, coercion or adequate disclosure of assets. The courts will not require a person to do all the housework or to have the children raised in a particular religion.  In recent years, some couples have included social media provisions in their marriage contracts and have set rules on what can be posted on social media during the marriage, and in case the marriage is dissolved.  These conditions are set out in Article 1466 of Thailand`s Civil and Commercial Code. In accordance with Thai marriage laws, the matrimonial agreement focuses on the assets and financial consequences of marriage and sets the terms of ownership and management of common personal and concrete property and the eventual division of marital property when the marriage is dissolved. The marriage agreement also contains a list of each party`s personal property at the time of marriage and ensures that debts and property prior to marriage remain in the possession of the original owner or debtor. Personal property includes: a sunset arrangement can be inserted into a marriage agreement stipulating that the contract expires after a specified period.
In Maine, it automatically expires after the birth of a child, provided the parties do not renew the contract if the parties do not renew the agreement.  In other countries, a number of years of marriage will result in the expiration of a marriage. In countries that have adopted the Uniform Premarital Agreement Act (UPAA), there is no sunset provision in the law, but one could be under private contract. Note that the states have different versions of the UPAA. In most jurisdictions in the United States, five elements are required for the valid marriage agreement: Currently, 28 states and the District of Columbia have adopted a version of the Uniform Premarital Agreement Act (UPAA) or the Uniform Premarital Agreements Act (UPMAA).