Pre marital agreements in India may not be legally tenable but, increasingly, families are going for these contracts which state the assets of the bride and bridegroom, and the compensation a woman will get in case the marriage turns sour and they legally part ways.
We have seen an increase in the demand for these agreements over recent years because here in the UK the courts do look at any such agreement very carefully.
The idea of legalising prenuptial agreements in India has many takers. Lawyers say that it will help to reduce the burden of the court. It will also end men and women taking undue advantage of each other and keep their expectations in check. In bitter divorces men usually don't want to give anything to the wife.