Some national partners may enter into non-marital relationship contracts to agree, either orally or in writing, on matters relating to property, support obligations and other similar matters that are common in marriage. (See effects of marriage and Palimony.) Beyond agreements, the inclusion of relationships in national jurisdictional partnership registers makes it possible to formally recognise national partnerships as valid relationships with limited rights. 2. Debt: This agreement allows the parties to describe all the debts they bring to the partnership. The parties must decide whether debts acquired before the start of the national partnership remain due separately by the party they initially contracted or whether they become a debt common to both parties. . . .