Everyone’s talking about Jeff Bezos, one of the world’s wealthiest men. Bezos lacks a prenup. A prenup is a legal agreement a couple enters into before their marriage tat outlines how their assets will be distributed.
Whether you have $2 in your savings account or millions, getting a pre-nup is a necessity for people who prefer to protect the property, finances and other assets with which they enter the marriage. A pre-nup can also help protect any assets or earnings you make during the marriage. Otherwise, without a pre-nup, your assets are distributed according to state law.
Some prenups don’t just protect finances. Some clearly spell out responsibilities and demands for each person in the marriage. While most pre-nups are straightforward, check out these unusual pre-nups.
Marrying a sports fanatic? One woman included a clause in her pre-nup that limited how many football games her husband could watch each week. Reader’s Digest says the limitation wasn’t just on the husband watching just two games per week. The wife was also under a limitation of watching just 2 reality television shows per week.
According to Cheatsheet.com, Nicole Kidman asked Keith Urban to sign a prenup that gives him $600,000 per year for each year the couple remains married. But if Urban uses illegal drugs or drinks excessively, he gets nothing.
Drug testing was included in another couple’s pre-nup, reports Reader’s Digest. The pre-nup stated the husband had to submit to random drug testing. To make things even more interesting, this agreement lasts the length of the marriage.
The prenup between Jay Z and Beyoncé includes a clause that pays Beyoncé $5 million for each child they have, says Cheatsheet.com. In addition, she gets paid $1 million annually for each year they’re married. Talk about child bearing paying off big time!
Cheat and you’ll pay big time if you’re Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake, says Business Insider. In their prenup, if Timberlake cheats, he must pay $500,000 to Biel.