The regulation of separation of property, according to which each spouse owns, sells, owns, manages and enjoys his or her own separate estate without the consent of the other, and which may relate to present or future property or both, and which may be in whole or in part. Keep in mind that a prenup must be made before the wedding, as agreements and changes made after the ceremony (except in cases of judicial separation of property during the marriage) are considered invalid. If the husband and wife want to change ownership, they must do so by filing an application in court. Currently, Philippine law does not provide for alimony for either spouse after a divorce. Until such a law is passed, a marriage contract can and should provide for the maintenance of a spouse who may have left behind his or her career, business and personal development during the creation of a family during marriage. In recent years, however, we have been spectators of a series of painful, circus-focused divorces and pocket thieves between and among celebrities and individuals, especially in the United States, underesteering the importance and true social value of a marriage contract. As a result, we became more open to discussion on the subject of prenup and even adjusted the trend quite easily. Registration of the marriage contract in the Philippines takes place at the civil registry office of the city or municipality that issued the marriage certificate. Before registration, the prenup is submitted to a notary for notarization. Once notarized, the procedure for registering prenup will be as follows: In my two previous columns, I cited the following reasons for entering into a prenup agreement: To ensure that family property remains in lineage; provide financial security to one of the spouses in the event of a “divorce” or separation; the protection of children from a previous or other relationship; protect themselves against the existing and future debts of a spouse; define financial rights and boundaries between spouses; limit the problems and costs of divorce; and the introduction of “alimony” and support where no provision is made under Philippine law. Now the formalities and costs. A prenup is first and foremost a contract between two parties. As such, the prenup must meet the essential requirements of a valid contract: purpose, consideration and consent.

The object would be the land covered by the agreement; consideration of entering into marriage; whereas consent is the consent of both parties to the prenup. For most Filipinos, nothing weakens the romantic idea of marriage as a marriage contract. .


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