The marriage contract (marriage contract) can be concluded by a woman and a man who have applied for registration of their marriage, as well as by the spouses. Minors who wish to enter into a marriage contract before registering the marriage must have signed consent from their parents or notarized guardians. When drafting an agreement, it is important to recognize that there are two types of state laws that govern divorce – equitable distribution, which is practiced by 41 states, and community property, which is practiced in some variants by 9 states. An agreement drawn up in a State belonging to the Community should not be designed to regulate what happens in a State of equitable distribution and vice versa. It may be necessary to hire lawyers in both States to cover the possible case where the parties live in a State other than the State in which they married. Often, people have more than one home in different states or they move a lot because of their work, so it`s important to consider this when building. Most Arab and Islamic nations have a marriage contract, traditionally known as aqd qeran, aqd nikkah or aqd zawaj, which has long been established as an integral part of an Islamic marriage and is signed at marriage. In Egypt, Syria, Palestine, Jordan and Lebanon, this treaty is widely known as Katb el-Kitab. The contract is similar to the ketubah in Judaism and describes the rights and duties of the groom and bride or other parties involved in the marriage process.
However, this differs from the marriage contract in that it does not define how property is to be divided or inherited in the event of divorce or the death of a spouse.  Radmacher v. Granatino of 2010 overturned the previous legal framework to recognize the evolution of social and legal views on the personal autonomy of spouses.   Marriage contracts can now be enforced by the courts at their discretion in financial settlement cases under section 25 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973, provided that the three-step Radmacher test is met and that it is considered fair to do so taking into account the interests of a child in the family. Radmacher believes that the courts will implement a prenutial agreement entered into by each party freely and in full appreciation of its effects, unless it is not fair, in the current circumstances, to keep the parties with their consent. .