Taking precautions before you get married to protect your assets is one of the most important things anyone can do. A prenuptial agreement, while not pleasant to deal with when you’re envisioning spending the rest of your life with someone, can take the fights over who will get what out of the equation so you can focus on navigating this very difficult time.
Country music couple Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert are finding this out for themselves after announcing on July 20 that they had divorced. The couple had been the subject of divorce rumors almost from the moment they were married, but it seems there will be relatively little media fodder as the couple had a prenuptial agreement, known as a marriage agreement in Canada.
When a divorce is handled quickly and without any battles over assets or money, those involved are also able to begin the healing process and move on with the next chapter of their lives faster as well. However, in some cases, even with a marriage agreement there may be issues that require more involvement from the courts.
If a marriage agreement is contested or is found to be invalid by the courts, it may mean that the couple has to go through the usual process for deciding how to split the marital assets. Whether you are dealing with a contested marriage agreement or are dealing with a standard property division situation, a lawyer can help you understand your options and work with you on deciding how to move forward to protect your interests in a high-asset divorce case.
Source: CBC, “Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert divorce after 4 years,” July 20, 2015
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