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Celebrity Divorce and Marriage News in 2011

2011 saw multiple celebrity couples call it quits. With several of them not using a prenuptial agreement, the past year also involved expensive payouts for some spouses. While usually the older and wiser couples are the ones who insist on a prenup, surprisingly, it was mostly the younger couples who did so over the past year. This does reflect a growing trend these days of more and more couples using a prenup to protect their assets heading into marriage.

Several of the celebrity divorce or marriage stories that made headlines in the past year include the following:

  • Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore announced that they were divorcing in November. The couple had made news for their 16-year age difference. They did have a prenup in place, but Demi is reportedly trying to get more than the prenup specifies due to Ashton’s conduct.
  • Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries split after 72 days of marriage. Their marriage was a multi-million dollar affair from which they both made a nice profit. They did have a prenup, but now Kris is seeking an annulment rather than a divorce.
  • Beatle Paul McCartney married for third time in October to Nancy Shevell. McCartney did not use a prenup for his second marriage and had to pay out $50 million. McCartney did not use a prenup with Shevell either even though she had offered to sign one.
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver separated in May after 25 years of marriage after the news broke of Arnold’s infidelity. The couple did not have a prenup, and Maria will be spitting Arnold’s $400 million.

Did you marry in the past year and agree on a prenuptial agreement with your spouse? What were your reasons for signing one?

John K. Grubb & Associates, P.C. – Houston divorce lawyers

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