Premarital mediation is another way to create a conjugal arrangement. In this process, a mediator facilitates an open discussion between the couple on all kinds of marriage issues, such as expectations regarding post-birth work and savings and spending styles, as well as traditional pre-marital discussions on real estate sharing and spousal assistance when the marriage is over. The engaged couple makes all decisions about what would happen in the event of separation or divorce with the help of the mediator. They then design either a memorandum of agreement or a pre-marital agreement and have them checked by their respective lawyers. A developed agreement on mediation is usually cheaper because fewer hours are spent with lawyers, because the couple made all the decisions together, instead of one side against the other. [Citation required] See the full definition of marital agreement in the English Language Learners Dictionary In 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court granted same-sex marriage the same legal basis as same-sex marriage in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges (decision of June 26, 2015). The consequence of the Supreme Court decision is that a pre-marriage contract entered into by a same-sex couple in one state is enforceable in the event of a divorce in another state.  In the past, couples have entered into pre-marriage agreements with uncertainty as to their validity. Today, the presumed validity and applicability of such agreements is no longer at issue in states that have adopted UPAA/UPMAA, including Florida, Virginia, New Jersey and California.  In several European countries such as France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland, marital agreements have long been considered valid.
While in some of these countries, limits apply to restrictions enforceable or valid by the courts (for example. B Germany after 2001, when the appelncies courts indicated it), a written and duly initiated contract, which was freely concluded, cannot be challenged, for example by arguing the circumstances in which the marriage broke down or where the marriage reigned. In France and Belgium (as in Quebec, which has the same judicial tradition), marital agreements must be concluded in the presence of a notary. In California, a couple may waive their property-sharing (co-ownership) rights through a prior contract.  The agreement may limit sp assistance (although a court may set it aside in the event of a divorce if it considers the restriction to be unacceptable). The agreement can be used as a contract to make a will that requires one spouse to take care of the other in the event of death. It may also restrict inheritance law in the event of death, such as the right to inheritance allowance, the right to execution, the right to take as a predetermined heir, etc.  In California, registered national partners may also enter into a prenup. Post-marriage agreements are treated very differently in California law.
Spouses have a fiduciary duty to each other, so pre-marital agreements fall into a particular category of agreements.