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.   The justice of our country has a burden of more than 1.5 crores of ongoing cases. The divorce process lasts on average 6 years. In such a scenario, marital agreements can play an important role. They can serve as a guide for the courts during the brutal and exhausting divorce proceedings. You can save not only the time of the Court, but also the couple concerned. In addition, it should be noted that marriage is not dissolved solely because of differences of opinion; Abuse, harassment and violence are also some of the reasons for divorce. Marriage contracts can be a great help in securing the victim`s future. In the face of these points, these agreements deserve legal support. The Ministry of Women`s Development and Children is urging the government to legally recognize these agreements.
5 The pre-established obligation should provide details on agreed issues, such as support, asset allocation and liabilities in the event of dissolution of the marriage, which were decided jointly by both parties. Recently, a movement has developed in some modern Orthodox circles to support an additional marital agreement. This is a reaction to a growing number of cases where the husband refuses to grant a religious divorce. In such cases, local authorities are not in a position to intervene, both for the sake of separation of church and state and because some halachic problems would arise. This situation leaves the woman in a state of aginut where she cannot remarry. To remedy this situation, the movement promotes a marital agreement in which the couple agrees to file their divorce, should it occur, before a rabbinical court. The primary requirements concern issues such as the distribution of assets acquired jointly or individually during the marital stay, custody of children, the division of child custody debts, the setting of a child support ceiling, etc.