Antenuptial Agreement

Russian law does not distinguish between pre- and postnuptial agreements. An agreement made by a couple before or during the marriage about certain aspects of their relationship — the management and ownership of property, and sometimes whether alimony will be paid if the couple later divorces — is called a marriage contract, «брачный договор» (brachniy dogovor).

Russian courts usually honour contracts unless one party shows that the contract is grossly unfair to this party.