As A Prenuptial Agreement
In most Arab and Islamic countries, there is a marriage contract traditionally known as aqd qeran, aqd nikkah or aqd zawaj, which has long been established as an integral part of an Islamic marriage and is signed at the wedding. In Egypt, Syria, Palestine, Jordan and Lebanon, this treaty is widely known as Katb el-Kitab. The treaty is similar to Ketubah in Judaism and describes the rights and duties of the groom and bride or other parties involved in the marital proceedings. However, this is something other than a marital agreement, as it does not specify how assets should be split or inherited in the event of a divorce or the death of a spouse.  Unlike all other contract laws, no review is required, although a minority of courts marry in return. Through a prenup, a spouse can completely waive property rights, support or inheritance, as well as the voting share, and can get nothing for it. The choice of legal provisions is crucial in the prenups. Contracting parties may decide that the law of the state in which they are married governs both the interpretation of the agreement and the division of property at the time of divorce. In the absence of a legal choice clause, it is the law of the place where the parties divorce, not the law of the state in which they were married, that decides matters of ownership and support. Some federal laws apply to conditions that may be included in a pre-marital contract. The Withdrawal Equity Act (REA) of 1984, signed on August 23, 1984 by President Ronald Reagan, reconciled confusion over whether ERISA anticipated state divorce laws, thereby preventing pension plans from complying with court injunctions granting a spouse a portion of the worker`s pension in a divorce decree.
 A matrimonial agreement may include exceptions whererightly agrees to revoke all rights against the other`s pension benefits arising from state and federal marriage laws, as in the context of the REA. A prenup is above all a financial agreement, created before marriage, which resolves the issues relating to the division of ownership and the payment of assets between the spouses in the event of divorce. The contract may be amended or revoked after the marriage, but requires a written agreement signed by the parties. Fortunately for Justin and Hailey, it`s not too late to get the benefits of a marital settlement. Under national law, they may eventually enter into a post-uptial contract, which will be signed after the conclusion of the marriage. The basic components of a post-nuptial are the same as a marriage, although post-nuptial agreements may be more difficult to impose, depending on the state, and some states require review.