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Why make a marriage contract when the legal regime governing our marriage suits us?

Marriage contracts allow the future spouses to govern the relationship between them. According to the particular situation of every couple, it can be important to specify the legal regime by bringing to it particular agreements. Marriage contract also allows to clarify all the elements of the common life of the spouses, which do not necessarily relate to the chosen matrimonial regime. It can furthermore contain an enumeration of all the property of the spouses at the date of marriage. This enumeration which seems harmless can turn out to be very useful in the case of contestation or dissolution of the marriage. Marriage contracts have finally the peculiarity to be able to contain certain gifts in consideration of the marriage, gifts which can have effect only by means of such a contract.

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