Another core area of notarial services is the drafting of marriage contracts. Every couple should check whether the legal implications of the marriage are compatible with their current personal circumstances and their specific plans for the future. Often, the concept of marriage assumed by the legislator, i.e. the ‘single earner marriage’, does not correspond to the reality of the situation and should, at least in parts, be adapted. The notary can explain the legal consequences to the couple and find a contractual solution that takes account of their wishes and is best suited to their individual needs.