Premarital agreements

Premarital agreements

A prenuptial agreement can be used to protect the property rights of each spouse in any marriage. Such agreements are particularly useful for Egyptian marriages as they create a marriage contract that reflects their culture and religious faith. Egyptian marriage traditions often include the exchange of valuable gifts and lavish ceremonies. According to the Egyptian law provisions, most of these gifts would be considered marital property, making them recoverable in the event of a divorce.


Egyptian marriages, according to the Islamic Chariaa, also generally include a mehr or Islamic dowry, a requirement placed on the man in many oriental cultures.


At ALZAYAT Law Firm, we encourage our clients to discuss their marriage plans with their scholars. With our knowledge of Egyptian and non-Egyptian laws and our sensitivity to the needs of couples who are willing to marry, we will then go to work in drafting a prenuptial agreement that can:

  • Allow for the recoupment of wedding costs and gifts;
  • Create an enforceable mehr contract;
  • Define certain property as non-marital;
  • Protect family assets and business interests; and
  • Address or completely waive the right to spousal support.

Our international Family Lawyers always remember that family relationships are at the heart of everything we do. We fight to protect our clients and their families fiercely as would our own. With that understanding in mind, we provide a comfortable office environment and take a hands-on, active approach to our client’s problems. Furthermore, our goal is to help you complete a smooth and effective transition to the next stage of your life.


ALZAYAT international law firm is one of the few major law firms with a sophisticated worldwide Private Clients practice. Our unparalleled global resources allow us to provide one-stop, comprehensive service to meet all of our clients’ needs, wherever in the world their assets or family members may be. They also make us uniquely qualified to handle complex, multijurisdictional disputes, that is why our clients have selected us to handle some of the largest cases in this field, Our specialist  are ranked in  The Legal 500  , hg.org  and  Global Law Expert  as best experts in this field. We can start protecting your rights and planning for your family’s future from the moment you contact us.