I wrote an article on no-nuptial agreements at MuslimMatters.
Marriage is hard, and it’s a lot of work. Sometimes, it’s just too hard.
For a lot of people, the hardest part about marriage is trying to get out of one. For this, there is the family court system, lawyers, forensic accountants, private investigators, social workers, and psychologists, plus, the uncomfortable fact that you will be paying for all of this.
If you have endured divorced once or twice (and are poorer for it), another marriage may start to look irrational. The sad fact is people who get divorced once, are more likely to divorce a second or third time. People fall into the same patterns; they get the same results.
In my recent article in MuslimMatters, I write about a solution to this, an alternative to state-recognized marriage, no-nuptial agreements (also called cohabitation agreements or Marvin agreements. You can fulfill the sunnah of marriage without a completely crazy system designed to make you poorer without any real benefit. Maybe this won’t be appealing to everyone, but you should still take a look at it.