Q: Is a marriage contract from France (which calls for separation of assets of spouses) enforceable in Maryland
If a couple (one from each nationality) married in France and then lived in the United States, would the French marriage contract (signed, notarized, no duress) be valid?
A: It could be. It does depend on the circumstances just like any other contract between two adults. If the assets are divided fairly and there was no duress it could be considered valid. But it would have be reviewed by a Maryland attorney and it could still be challenged and a judge would decide.
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