On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Family Law on Wednesday, September 28, 2016.
News of impending divorce between Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt went viral as soon as it was released. Just as fans in Missouri and world-wide have paid close attention to the couple’s Hollywood ventures and family activities, so too are they following the unfolding of their marital split. The couple has six children, who quickly became a central focus of the divorce since their mother has requested full custody. One issue that may be more easily resolved, thanks to a solid prenuptial agreement, is how high-net-worth assets will be divided between the soon-to-be former spouses.
Their fortune is said to be worth at least $400 million. Between the two, Pitt and Jolie reportedly own 12 different properties, which were purchased before they were wed. Only three of the said properties are jointly owned between them; Pitt is the sole owner of seven others, while Jolie owns two.
The three properties the pair owns together include a New Orleans mansion, an apartment in New York and an entire vineyard in France. Sources say those three assets are mentioned explicitly in the prenuptial agreement. Prenuptial agreements primarily deal with assets, not other matters such as custody — which appears to be a priority in this particular divorce as accusations of child abuse have risen against Pitt.
Every Missouri couple may want to consider signing a prenuptial agreement, especially where high net worth assets are concerned. Such contracts are obviously not required in marriage, but may help couples protect their interests and prevent potential stress should a future divorce occur. A soon-to-be spouse is able to seek guidance from a family law attorney for help in determining what options may best suit a particular situation.
Source: Huffington Post, “Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie Reportedly Had ‘Ironclad’ Prenuptial Agreement“, Julia Brucculieri, Sept. 26, 2016