Hi, I have a boyfriend. We are in relationship for past 2 years with ups and downs. Now he agreed to marry me but under some conditions. I don't trust him so I asked him to make a contract on stamp paper, then he and me can sign it. Is such a contract for marriage valid according to Indian law? If so I want to add a condition that if I satisfy his conditions but even after that he is in relationship with someone else /engaged to/married to someone else that relationship/engagement/marriage stands cancelled. Is it possible to have such a contract? Please help me.
Asked in Family Law from Bangalore, Karnataka
The law itself is a legal validation of marriage.
There cannot be such contract per se as you have mentioned. But, later there may arise a case of moral turpitude with your partner. In such a case to continue a relationship or terminate would be an option available to both of you.
u can have contract which is not against the law of land keeping that in mind u can frame conditions for clarity u can discuss with me
Marriage is itself a contract and may vary in different religions from modelity angle and based on mutual faith and trust.If these things don't exist you should not go for it.
Advocate, New Delhi
you cannot have such a contract that in case your husband is in relationship with another girl marriage would be cancelled .
for dissolution of marriage you need court orders for divorce .
if your husband is in relation ship with some lady you can file case of adultery against him . if he marries some one else during subsistence of marriage you can file case of bigamy .
please note that marriage is based on trust between parties . if you dont trust your fiancee dont marry him .
Any such contract would be illegal. Marriage does not come to an end itself, its dissolution has to be sought from a court of law. This being said, you can have with your prospective husband a prenuptial agreement admitting of legally enforceable clauses under the Indian law.