Entered Into A Prenuptial Agreement

[28] A key benefit for internationals is that a marriage contract can significantly simplify a future divorce that might otherwise be overly complex or confusing. In practice, marriages can violate canon law in several respects. For example, they cannot prepare for a marriage on terms that concern the future. According to the Code of Canon Law, “a marriage linked to a condition of the future cannot be concluded effectively”. (CIC 1102) The terms of the agreement must be fair and meet the needs of the parties and all dependent children. If this condition is not met, there is little chance that the agreement will be maintained: Singapore`s preferential agreements are treated “cautiously” in Singapore. The existence of an agreement on financial matters “is only one factor that the Tribunal must take into account”. CHINA Contracts are now applicable in China. Section 19 of the Marriage Act 2001 provides that clients are often surprised by the workload involved in preparing and implementing a marriage contract, and many believe that it is simply a matter of signing a standard proforma document.

In the past, when such an agreement created an “injustice,” it could be nullified…

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