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.  If you are structuring a marriage pact, you and your future spouse will now decide whether your individual estate should be separated or become a matrimonial property. If you want to protect your business, you must retain any appreciation of the business as a separate or pre-marital property. The 2014 Report of the Legal Commission on Marital Property accepted the decision in cyclists in general and recommended the creation by Parliament of a „qualifying marriage agreement” that would create a fully binding pre-marital agreement as long as certain requirements were met. The Commission`s recommendations have yet to be implemented. The court is more willing to focus on an agreement that attempts to close assets accumulated before marriage than one that attempts to exclude assets that appeared during the marriage. Structuring a prenupation to clearly identify all acquired assets – for example a share of a business – is a reasonable strategy.
Goa is the only Indian state where a marriage book is legally applicable, since it follows the Portuguese civil code of 1867. At the time of marriage, a marital agreement indicating the ownership regime may be signed between the two parties. If a non-spouse has not been signed, the marital property is simply divided equally between the man and the woman.   A matrimonial agreement must also cover your pre-marital property in order to ensure full business continuity. Although the courts and posts are not legally binding in the British courts, the court will take this into account when deciding on the financial equalization of divorce if it is done properly. These agreements can strongly influence all court decisions as long as the court is pleased that both partners have entered into the agreement voluntarily and fairly, with full disclosure of their finances and good legal advice.