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Famous Prenuptial Agreements

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The question of whether to have a prenuptial agreement before marrying can be a sticky one and the answer is often controversial. Though many refuse to even discuss a prenup, calling it anti-romantic, the truth is that a carefully, thoughtfully crafted prenuptial agreement can be about far more than who would get what in case of a split. Though it’s certainly true that prenuptial agreements can establish restrictive provisions about property and support, they can also contain highly romantic language or can codify agreements between partners about behavioral concerns. Though you may not have the same kind of money or fame as the examples below, you can still draw inspiration from some of the terms that the world’s power couples have included in their own prenuptial agreements.

  • Keeping the romance alive: When Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and pediatrician Priscilla Chan got married, the couple’s prenuptial agreement addressed more than how to split up their assets in case of a divorce. It also legally obligated Zuckerberg to continue taking Chan out at least once a week for a date and committed him to give her at least 100 minutes of time to herself, beyond any time she spent at work or at home.
  • Addressing previous problems: When musician Keith Urban and actress Nicole Kidman decided to marry, she had real concerns about his previous struggles with addiction and whether it would lead to their marriage breaking up. The couple decided to address it head-on within their prenuptial agreement, and as a result, if they get divorced, he gets $600,000 for every year they are together – but only if he has remained sober.
  • Interfering mother-in-law: Did you ever consider the impact that your in-laws might have on your marriage? Apparently, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West did. Though the celebrity couple never addressed the topic of child custody, their prenuptial agreement specifically says that Kim’s mother, Kris Jenner, cannot make any career decisions that will have an impact on the two of them. Imagine being able to put a clause in your prenup about what your mother-in-law or father-in-law is not allowed to do!

These are just three examples that show that prenuptial agreements aren’t always all about the money. Creative thought can be put into a prenuptial agreement to make it truly represent your needs as a couple. For more information on protecting all of your interests and concerns, contact us today to set up a time to discuss a prenuptial agreement that works for you.