With yet another celebrity divorce making headlines, this time with Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner, there is more buzz on Prenuptial Agreements, as it has been reported that Joe and Sophie have one in effect. Entering into a Prenuptial Agreement is common for celebrities, because they often have a great deal of wealth that they want to protect. Similarly, because of their high income, many will want to limit the alimony awarded to their spouse after a divorce. Last, but not least, celebrities are highly motivated to achieve a prompt resolution in order to avoid their case playing out in the court system – with all the negative publicity that may entail.
So we know that the rich and famous are well advised to utilize Prenuptial Agreements for all of these reasons, but how can you decide if a Prenup is necessary for you?
As is many times the case in legal questions, the best answer is, “it depends”. Prenuptial Agreements are powerful instruments which can protect your assets and help avoid conflicts in the event of a divorce. If you are bringing significant assets into the marriage, or expect to inherit significant assets someday, if you have children from a previous relationship, or if, for any number of reasons, you are concerned to ensure a specific resolution in case of a breakup, a Prenuptial Agreement can provide peace of mind.