Tis the season for weddings, and thus, strange prenups! If you’re about to tie the knot or know someone who is, check out these strange-but-true prenups. They read like a book of tales!
Once you read these, you’re either bound to feel better about your impending marriage, or you’ll likely feel inclined to head directly to your attorney to draft your own prenuptial agreement. If not, we offer a do-it-yourself-legal-kit for prenups. We’ve also got attorneys who can help, just click here.
Nowadays, no prenuptial agreement is complete without details on how social media will be handled if the marriage fails. What you can and cannot post online is pretty important in some marriages, with clauses about social media on the rise, according to Time. Post something you’re not supposed to when divorce looms large, and you could pay big $$ for that unflattering Tweet.
According to MyWedding.com, infidelity can pay off big, such as in the case for Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards. Sounds like a get-rich-quick scheme, but their prenup stated that if either cheated, the other stood to gain $4 million buckaroos. Hmmmm. Wonder how that one ended?! Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel also have this clause in their prenup, according to Men’s Health.
The Longer the Marriage…
Some strange prenups include clauses in which one person gets a sum of money for each year the marriage stays in effect. This is the case for Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas. Zeta-Jones stands to make several million per year of the marriage – 13 years of wedded bliss when they were considering divorce in 2013, according to The Daily Mail.com. We bet Douglas was feeling pretty nervous when the couple separated!
Prenups can include limitations on everything from how many hours TV watching is allowed to how often the in-laws can visit (no, we’re not kidding, check out this article from Men’s Health). Sex is another big issue, so there are strange prenups that lay out how many times per week or month are required. Celebrity Dirt says Jessica Simpson and Tony Romo would have had a prenup that said she couldn’t weigh over 135 pounds, or Romo would have gotten cash for every pound over. Maybe it’s a good thing they never got married in the first place, huh?!