During this period and during the first 75 years of the independent country, marital agreements were drawn up to ensure that women were not left destitute if their husbands died, became “drunk” or disappeared. Two legislative amendments have made marriage contracts much more frequent. It was about the creation of divorce laws and community property laws. Many states, led by California, have begun to facilitate divorce. They no longer needed to prove that the marriage was someone`s fault. You could decide to get a divorce. Many mistake-free states have also become condominiums. This meant that the legal assumption was that each property accumulated during the marriage had to be shared equally between the two parties in the context of a divorce. In most cultures, the idea of marrying for love is a new invention. Traditionally, marriages have been concluded as transactions to help families, communities and countries achieve economic and statutory benefits. As a result, most of these marriages had written or oral agreements dealing with everything from how the bride and groom would be treated by each other`s families, to how much money would be exchanged and according to what schedule.
The conclusion of a conjugal agreement should never be taken lightly, especially since the mention of a prenup suggests that the marriage could end at some point. Discussion of a marital agreement can also cause stress in a relationship. It is therefore a personal decision to implement certain financial conditions and denominations of separate real estate, while planning marriages. It helps to understand the pros and cons of signing such an agreement. In some countries, including the United States, Belgium and the Netherlands, the matrimonial agreement provides not only for what happens in the event of a divorce, but also to protect certain properties during marriage, for example in the event of bankruptcy. Many countries, including Canada, France, Italy and Germany, have marital rules, in addition to or in some cases instead of marriage agreements. 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.