Marriage and Prenups

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Nov 29, 2010

The engagement of Britain's Prince William to Kate Middleton, his long-time girlfriend, has raised a flurry of speculation over whether the pair will be the first in British royal history to sign a prenuptial agreement before their April wedding, reports the Guardian.

British courts have long been loath to endorse prenuptial agreements, but a recent supreme court decision regarding the end of a marriage between a German heiress and her ex-husband marked the first time the documents were explicitly deemed enforceable under English law.

Both members of the couple have signi

Nov 16, 2010

Pop singer and actress Jessica Simpson recently announced her engagement to former professional football player Eric Johnson, and she has also stated that she refuses to sign a prenuptial agreement, reports gossip blogger Perez Hilton.

Simpson and Johnson have been dating since May of this year. It will be the second marriage for each.

According to the source, Simpson does not believe that she has to protect her $100 million fortune from her fiance.

Nov 8, 2010

Although it is a difficult subject to bring up prior to one's wedding, business owners should consider a prenuptial agreement in order to keep the company protected, the Delmarva Daily Times reports.

A prenuptial agreement is important for business owners because it will dictate how the interest is valued, who will be bought out, how the ownership interests will be transferred and how potential gains will be handled, according to the news provider.

An easy way to avoid the unpleasant personal nature of discussing a prenuptial agreement is by making it part of the business

Oct 28, 2010

After recently apologizing for sharing too much information about his separation with actress Courtney Cox on Howard Stern's radio show, David Arquette has revealed that the couple did not have a prenuptial agreement.

According to Star Magazine, Arquette also revealed that the pair is still in couple's therapy in order to figure out how to deal with the situation and move forward.

Oct 18, 2010

Pop singer Christina Aguilera has filed for divorce from husband Jordan Bratman and mentions a prenuptial agreement in the court papers, Entertainment Tonight reports.

According to the papers, Aguilera lists "miscellaneous jewelery and other personal effects" as separate property in the prenuptial agreement.