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George Clooney finally marries. Did he sign a prenup?

Unless you were hiding under a rock this weekend, or had no access to any news reports whatsoever, you probably heard that George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin tied the knot. Arguably the most famous serial bachelor recently explained to People magazine that marriage feels “pretty damn great.”

The wedding included nearly 100 guests, and it was virtually devoid of paparazzi. However, People secured the exclusive rights to the couple’s wedding day, which included A-list celebrities such as Matt Damon, Anna Wintour, Cindy Crawford and Bono. 

Like many celebrity marriages, the question of whether a prenuptial agreement was signed (or considered) may be glossed over. After all, George Clooney is certainly not living paycheck to paycheck, and Amal Alamuddin is a successful attorney. Indeed, there may be a significant income disparity between them, but neither is going to be in financial straits should the marriage not work out.

Nevertheless, a prenup does not always have to be about preserving one’s wealth. A prospective prenup between the two would likely include privacy provisions (to keep any details about an impending split silent), clauses to regulate work schedules (because they are both very busy people), and fidelity clauses that may include financial penalties for cheating.

Ultimately, a prenuptial agreement can be crafted to fit your specific needs, including setting rules for dividing property upon divorce, making declarations about marital and non-marital property, as well as agreements about where the divorce case will be venued. Prenuptial agreements may not dictate child support provisions, however, as this is the exclusive province of the family court.

If you have additional questions about prenuptial agreements, an experienced attorney can help.

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