These verifications include the assurance that both parties received independent legal advice, that they both disclosed their entire assets and that neither party was forced to sign the agreement. Yes, the signing of a marriage contract must be attested by two people, one for each party. They must not be family members, they must be self-employed and over 18 years old. You must sign the marriage contract and indicate your address and dates of employment. Marriage contracts are only suitable for couples if one half of the couple has much more wealth than the other. If you and your future spouse or partner have assets that each of you wishes to own as an individual and not collectively, you account for those assets in a marriage contract. This ensures that all property, whether property, cash or estates owned before the marriage or partnership, is held by the person and not in common. This pre-marital or pre-agreement applies to situations in which both parties have engaged independent legal advice or where both parties have made a considered decision not to do so. You will be asked to list all your collective financial assets; including real estate bonds, savings and investments, then the agreement states how they will be distributed among you if you decide to divorce. The best way to ensure that your marriage contract is binding and that it is considered valid by the court is to ensure that it is properly written and above all fairly written.

Any provision of the agreement must be completely fair and must not favour one party over the other.