A marriage contract or prenup is a contract concluded by a couple before the marriage and which regulates what happens if and when the marriage is terminated. Although prenups resemble concubine agreements in some ways, there are significant differences. Without a concubine`s agreement, you may be forced to take on your partner`s debts if you separate. This means you could be on the hook not only for rent and supply arrears, but also for debts related to household goods and personal belongings. This agreement can also help ensure that any assets you acquired before your relationship remain in your possession at the end of the relationship. While couples who live together are generally considered to establish sexual relations, you cannot use your agreement as a contract specifically for sexual relations. For example, if you establish a concubine agreement that states that you agree to live with your partner in exchange for regular sex with her, a court will refuse the application of that agreement. The courts consider such agreements, known as „meretricious“, to be similar to prostitution and as such refuse to enforce them. If the couples concubant own their family home together, the property is automatically shared 50:50 in English law – even if a partner contributed more to its purchase – unless they have entered into a written legal agreement at the time of purchase to say how much they own it. If a partner wants to challenge this in court, it`s probably expensive and there`s no guarantee they`ll win. Our relationship was unequal in that regard, and it will stop.
Couples would have to add an extra £500 for the second partner to pay their own lawyer for independent advice on the deal, he says. „Will it engage a court? No, but a well-crafted concubine agreement will have so much weight of evidence that a very courageous judge will designate to stray too far from it. Your testimony is just an unfounded assumption. How do you know he`s enjoying it? Maybe he hasn`t been waiting for gifts from the beginning. If I give you a gift, I wouldn`t expect you to give me a gift in return. You didn`t plan for it, and you didn`t expect me to give you a gift. Expecting someone to return a gift for a gift they didn`t expect only makes it an obligation for that person.. . . .