In our litigious times, prenuptial agreements are becoming "wackier" and more prolific than ever. Some husbands, according to a survey by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and described by the New York Post, are even spelling out "how much sex they want and how much weight their wives are allowed to gain . . .." Of course, lawyers say good luck enforcing some of these stranger prenups. Read New York Post article here
Some past stories from the pages of Registered Rep. on the subject of matrimony and money:
Solidifying a Client Marriage
Sep 01, 2004, Registered Rep, By Ruth Halcomb
Barry Bonds, the San Francisco Giants slugger, has never liked losing. When he married his Swedish wife, Sun, he had her sign away all claims to his earnings and assets. The prenuptial contract was in English, a language she didn't understand well, and it was foisted on her the night before their Las Vegas wedding. In time Bonds' career soared, but the marriage soured, and that did not bode well for . . .
Stages: Marriage and the Financial Advisor
Jun 01, 2003, Registered Rep, By Susan L. Hirshman
If your client is tying the knot, you should move aggressively to make sure he stays yours--and become theirs.
When Affluenza Strikes
Nov 01, 2002, Registered Rep, By Ruth Halcomb
If ever there were a poster woman for the perils of sudden wealth, it would have to be our latest reality television star, Anna Nicole Smith. In 14 months of marriage to her late billionaire husband, Smith managed to spend $6.7 million on clothes, jewelry and homes while receiving $8 million in gifts or so the tabloids say. Now, as E! cameras follow her every move, she's readying to receive an $88