Goa is the only Indian state where a marriage book is legally applicable, since it follows the Portuguese civil code of 1867. At the time of marriage, a marital agreement indicating the ownership regime may be signed between the two parties. If a non-spouse has not been signed, the marital property is simply divided equally between the man and the woman.   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. These agreements can be covered by the Indian Contract Act 1872. Section 10 of the Indian Contracts Act states that agreements must be considered contracts when they are concluded by the free consent of the parties.  Section 23 of the same statute states that a contract may be non-sour if it is immoral or contrary to public policy.  If a prenup was not created in accordance with state laws or was not created in good faith, the agreement may be annulled. This list of practical pros and cons will help you guide your thinking as you decide whether a pre-wedding or wedding, in effect before getting married. There are several reasons why a party (or even both parties) wish to sign a valid marriage agreement before getting married. In general, prenups protect assets that might otherwise be subject to matrimonial law. In particular, these documents can be used for: A marriage agreement cannot be used to determine issues relating to child custody, access to children or child welfare allowances. Do not include provisions dealing with such provisions, as the courts, at the time of divorce, always make a decision based on the best interests of the child.
You should also avoid dealing with provisions that are not with real estate or finances. For example, you should avoid including a clause that requires your spouse to do laundry twice a week. Such requests are not binding in court. If you want to list personal questions, such as the division of tasks. B, the rules relating to the education of children, etc., you should do so in a separate agreement (knowing that such an agreement is not legally binding) so as not to invalidate your marriage contract.