A marital agreement gives the impression that there is no commitment to each other. Marital arrangements can preserve family ties and inheritances. A marriage contract defines the property a spouse wishes to grant to children or other family members in the event of death. A marriage agreement is only valid if it is concluded before the date of marriage. Once a couple is married, they can write a post-marriage arrangement. Are marital agreements a fatal blow to romance? Or are marital agreements practical solutions to deal with the problematic issue of finance in a marriage? 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).  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 remain 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 marriage agreement in Thailand is signed on the basis of the mutual agreement of the man and woman who want to marry.
Under Thai law, a marriage contract is recognized by Thailand`s commercial and civil code.