If you would like independent family advice on a marriage agreement, please contact our family law team on 0808 231 6369 or request a reminder online. Premarital mediation is another way to create a conjugal agreement. In this process, a mediator facilitates an open discussion between the couple on all kinds of marriage issues, such as expectations regarding post-birth work and savings and spending styles, as well as traditional pre-marital discussions on real estate sharing and spousal assistance when the marriage is over. The engaged couple makes all decisions about what would happen in the event of separation or divorce with the help of the mediator. They then design either a memorandum of agreement or a pre-marital agreement and have them checked by their respective lawyers. A developed agreement on mediation is usually cheaper because fewer hours are spent with lawyers, because the couple made all the decisions together, instead of one side against the other. [Citation required] Before signing a marriage agreement, both parties should consult a lawyer to ensure that the agreement is valid, appropriate and legally applicable. If you have questions or concerns about a marriage or are considering a divorce and are unsure of the legality of the legal documents, contact Rodier Family Law`s family law lawyers today for advice. A matrimonial agreement is a formal contract between two people before marriage or life partnership, which defines how their finances are organized in the event of a breakdown of the marriage. 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 stay 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[49] 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. [50] 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.