According to the New York Post, more and more celebrities are getting eccentric in their prenuptial agreements.
A prenuptial agreement is the same as its shortened term: prenup. A prenup is signed by both the man and woman before marriage to protect both parties if the marriage is dissolved.
Years ago, prenuptial agreements only involves finances and property. Couples are getting more and more creative in their prenups. They are including more lifestyle clauses.
New York celebrity-divorce lawyer Nancy Chemtob says even she is taken aback by some of the requests.
Some of the most recent things couples are agreeing on include the following:
- Brides are demanding compensation for sex.
- No piano playing while the husband is home.
- Wife not allowed to cut her hair.
- Wife is to have an abortion if she gets pregnant.
- Agreement to have a smoke-free household.
- Agreement to go to the Rice Diet Program facility every year.
- A ban on having a TV set in the house.
- The cheating spouse would get nothing in the divorce but would have to pay more to the non-cheating spouse.
Robert Nachshin, who’s been a celebrity matrimonial lawyer for 30 years, said the most extreme requests he had to put into an agreement stated:
- “If husband is rude or cruel to wife’s parents, husband agrees to pay $10,000 for each infraction.”
- “If I become pregnant, husband agrees to pay wife $50,000 for carrying each child.”
While most people with prenups are celebrities, that is no longer the case. It is not just the wealthy either who are agreeing to outlandish things. School teachers, carpenters, real estate agents and even small business owners have prenups.
Some prenups go until effect during the marriage instead of waiting until after a divorce.
- A woman stipulated that her husband comes home by a certain time.
- The terms stated if the wife’s weight exceeds 170 pounds, she forfeits her $10,000 “allowance.” Moreover, “In the event that husband’s weight exceeds 240, he agrees to pay wife $10,000.
- One woman wasn’t allowed to wear the color green, or else the husband was entitled to destroy the item.
- One man dictates four home-cooked meals a week or the wife loses her shopping allowance.
It is not just men making the demands. Women make farfetched requests as well.
Some women believe these prenups keep their husbands in check. Other women love it because they get shopping money when the husband cheats.
Such requests in a prenup are outrageous. They undermine a marriage rather than support it.
Don’t people believe in love, honesty, and trust any more?