If you have a prenuptial agreement or are thinking about signing one, you are not alone. Prenups are currently enjoying a surge in popularity. A recent survey conducted by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers found that 63 percent of divorce attorneys have witnessed an increase in requests for the premarital contracts.
In our last post we focused on the decrease in the remarriage rate in the U.S. and how cohabitation is probably playing a large role in why many couples are choosing to stay together without the legal constraints of marriage. However, Missouri couples were also reminded that there are still risks involved when property is owned jointly and children are involved, even if a couple is not married.
When a couple gets married, most expect to spend the rest of their lives together. And while this does sometimes happen, for the just-in-case it's best to make sure to have a prenuptial agreement in place before walking down the aisle. However, aside from making sure to have a prenuptial agreement to protect assets, it's also important to make sure that the agreement makes sense, is fair to both parties involved, and would be enforceable should it ever be needed.
Because NBA star Kobe Bryant and his wife Vanessa Bryant did not have a prenuptial agreement, it seems that there is a strong possibility that the basketball player could end up losing half of his fortune to his ex-wife in their divorce settlement.
After just 72 days of marriage, Kim Kardashian filed for divorce from NBA player husband Kris Humphries. She claims that even though the marriage was short, her reasons for marrying in the first place were legitimate. However, after less than three months of marriage she realized the relationship was just not going to work out.