Articles Posted in Prenuptial Agreements

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child custodyRecently, ET Online broke the news that former Playboy model and reality television star Holly Madison and her husband were divorcing after five years of marriage. While the couple, who are parents of two children, will have to work through some issues within the divorce litigation (such as parental responsibility, timesharing and a parenting plan), other issues are already resolved. That’s because the couple created a prenuptial agreement back in 2013. When properly negotiated, written and executed, a prenuptial agreement can be a very helpful part of the pre-marriage process. A prenuptial agreement can give both spouses the peace of mind that, if something should go wrong, issues like alimony and division of some or all assets have already been decided at a time when there was less stress and potentially less acrimony.  Whether you are seeking to create a prenuptial agreement or are facing divorce litigation, make sure you have the legal representation you need by hiring an experienced South Florida divorce attorney.

Madison is arguably best known to the public for her time as a star of E! reality TV show, The Girls Next Door, while Rotella is a highly successful promoter of electronic dance music concerts (or “raves”). The couple met in 2011 and married in 2013. They have two children, a five-year-old daughter and a two-year-old son.

Reports of the divorce from Radar Online indicated that the husband’s petition asked the court to award the couple joint custody of the two children. Several other aspects of the couple’s Nevada divorce were resolved before any divorce filing was begun. Just days before the couple’s September wedding at Disneyland, the pair signed a prenuptial agreement. Madison and Rotella’s agreement apparently stated that each spouse would keep her/his separate assets and debts as her/his own, and the agreement also stated that neither spouse was entitled to receive alimony from the other one, according to the Radar Online report.

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Legal News GavelPrenuptial agreements can be a very important part of the process for some couples planning to wed. The agreements can allow both partners to reach an agreement at a time when their views are not colored by the pain and stress of a marriage’s recent or impending demise. One of the key things in ensuring that your prenuptial agreement is successful is ensuring that it is written carefully, unambiguously, and with an appropriate level of detail. This is important because the courts will seek to enforce your agreement as it is written. For advice and representation regarding the creation or enforcement of your prenuptial agreement, contact an experienced South Florida divorce attorney.

Michel and Sherrone were a couple who had a prenuptial agreement that was the crux of their family law litigation. The couple’s agreement stated that neither spouse would, in the event of divorce, receive any type of spousal support from the other. However, the agreement did state that the husband or one of his companies would pay the wife a salary of $6,000 per month for 24 months.

Ultimately, the marriage did end in divorce. The trial judge in the couple’s divorce case concluded that the prenuptial agreement was valid and enforceable. The court acknowledged that the agreement made it clear that the spouses were renouncing their right to collect alimony. However, the court went on to rule that the salary payments owed to the wife would be in the form of durational alimony.