With respect to financial issues related to divorce, marital agreements are regularly maintained and enforced by courts in virtually all states. There are circumstances in which the courts have refused to apply certain parts/provisions of these agreements. In North Dakota.B, divorce courts retain the jurisdiction to amend a limitation on the right to apply for spousal support or assistance in a pre-marital contract if this would result in the spouse who waived that right in need of public assistance at the time of the divorce.  Florida and several other states have similar restrictions to prevent an outgoing spouse from becoming a community of the state after divorce under a marital agreement.  In addition, in Florida, the Pre-Trial Contracts Act, where inheritance (electoral quota) and thought rights granted to surviving spouses under state law are so strong that a waiver of the rights of the surviving spouse, enshrined in a matrimonial agreement, is enforceable with the same formality as the will (notarially and notably). You told us that you have received an inheritance from your family and you also have money from an old house that you bought, and you want to find a way to protect that money. In 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court granted same-sex marriage the same legal basis as same-sex marriage, in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges (decided June 26, 2015). The consequence of the Supreme Court decision is that a pre-marriage contract entered into by a same-sex couple in one state is enforceable in the event of a divorce in another state.  A marital agreement is different from the historical marriage regime, which was not primarily about the effects of divorce, but on the constitution and sustenance of dynastic families or on a divorce regime established by the parties as part of the dissolution of their marriage. A sunset arrangement can be inserted into a marriage agreement stipulating that the contract expires after a specified period. In Maine, it automatically expires after the birth of a child, provided the parties do not renew the contract if the parties do not renew the agreement.
 In other countries, a number of years of marriage will result in the expiration of a marriage. In countries that have adopted the Uniform Premarital Agreement Act (UPAA), there is no sunset provision in the law, but one could be under private contract. Note that the states have different versions of the UPAA. Is a pre-marriage agreement legally binding and could it protect my inheritance? Your parents or grandparents left you something in his will because they wanted to love you and secure your financial future. What they probably didn`t have in mind was that they shared that inheritance during your divorce. But that`s not necessarily your situation. A marital contract, a premarital contract or a pre-marital agreement (commonly known as Prenup) is a written contract entered into by a couple before the breakdown of marriage or a civil union that allows them to choose and control many of the legal rights they acquire at the time of marriage, and what happens when their marriage ends in death or divorce. Couples enter into a written pre-retirement agreement so as not to enforce a large number of national marriage laws that would otherwise apply in the event of divorce, such as laws governing the sharing of benefits and pension savings, and the right to seek support (marriage assistance) with agreed conditions that provide security and clarify their marital rights.  A pre-marital contract may also include waiving the right of a surviving spouse to invoke a voting share in the deceased spouse`s estate.  The 2010 Supreme Court`s Radmacher/Granatino trial case overturned the current legal framework to recognize the changing social and judicial views on the personal autonomy of married partners.   Pre-marriage agreements can now be entered into by the courts, as part of their discretion, in cases of financial settlement under the