For marriage contracts, there are three basic conditions: about 2.3 million people marry each year. Of these marriages, more than half will end in divorce. While national divorce statistics show that the probability of marital separation is greater than 50/50, it should come as no surprise that the use of pre-marital agreements (sometimes “conjugal” or “conjugal”) is increasing. A marriage contract is concluded before and in the examination of the marriage. As a general rule, the agreement discloses the assets and liabilities of each party and determines what happens to these objects in the event of the death or divorce of the parties. When people are engaged, their relationship is fiduciary. As a result, each partner is required to disclose their assets and income. Otherwise, the agreement will be cancelled. See z.B. Cosik v.
George, 253 Gold. 15, 452 p.2d 560 (1969). Although today quite common, the courts have decided in the past that it is contrary to public order to make a financial agreement in the event of a future separation or divorce. The main reason for this was that such an agreement could destabilize the conjugal relationship and promote marital separations. In most Arab and Islamic nations, there is a marriage contract, traditionally known as aqd qeran, aqd nikkah or aqd zawaj, long established as part of an Islamic marriage and 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 that of Ketubah in Judaism and describes the rights and duties of the groom and bride or other parties involved in the matrimonial proceedings. However, this differs from the marriage contract in that it does not define how property is to be distributed or bequeathed in the event of divorce or the death of a spouse.  Example: On the eve of the marriage of Jacqueline (a 23-year-old unemployed nurse) and Ari (a 39-year-old neurosurgeon), Jacqueline signs a marriage contract in which Aris` alimony is US$200 per week in the event of separation or divorce (but no more than $25,000 in total).