Marriage and Prenups

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Jun 24, 2011

Actors and actresses rarely imitate the lives of their on-screen personas, as many times celebrities try to distance themselves from the roles that they play.

Jun 16, 2011

A prenuptial agreement can ensure that both parties are fairly compensated if the marriage takes a turn for the worse.

Jun 2, 2011

The wrong-doings of former California governor and celebrity muscle-man Arnold Schwarzenegger have been the subject of much speculation and many rumors. Although the marriage is not officially over, if the couple were to split, the fortune of the action star could be decimated, according to the New York Post.

The total value of the couple has been estimated to be between $200 and $400 million.

May 25, 2011

The death of famed entrepreneur Don Barden came with sadness to all of his family and friends. The legal battle for the remains of his business and estate only emphasized the impact of his passing.

The Detroit-based Barden Cos. is currently being operated by CFO Michelle Sherman, but the transition to different management will not be so easily brought about.

May 13, 2011

Music legend Paul McCartney, who was recently engaged to Nancy Shevell, will reportedly not be signing a prenuptial agreement, the Daily Mail reports.

According to the news provider, rather than a prenup, McCartney has asked his fiancee to simply sign a document that says in the case of a divorce, Shevell will not be allowed to stake claim to the trust funds of his children.

The news source cites one friend of McCartney, who explains that a possible reason the musician did not feel it was necessary to sign a prenuptial agreement is that Shevell, herself, comes from a very wea