Rumors have been flying regarding Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes ’ pre-nup; supposedly, Katie receives $3 million for every year they are married, up to $33 million smackeroos. But after 11 years, a Sunset Provision voids the agreement and Holmes could receive half of Cruise’s bounty. Let’s hope she included a clothing allowance for Suri , because that girl’s got expensive taste! [ MSNBC ]
Denise Richards and Charlie Sheen had a spectacularly messy divorce, but thankfully there was a pre-nup to keep it on track. The most interesting part was that Denise was guaranteed a $4 million bonus if the former philanderer ever cheated on her. Making money for being cheated on? Ick. [ Aisle Dash ]
Khloe Kardashian & Lamar Odom
Khloe asked for $500,000 for each year they’re married, $25K a month in support, the house, a new car at the end of every lease cycle, $5K a month for shopping, $1K a month for beauty care, and season courtside Lakers tickets for her whole family.
When two people live together as husband and wife for long enough time, some states may recognize their rights as being married even though they never took the steps to become married. (Only recognized in 15 states and D.C.)
NJ ended Common law marriage in 1939.
Georgia (if created before 1/1/97)
Idaho (if created before 1/1/96)
New Hampshire (for inheritance purposes only)
Ohio (if created before 10/10/91)
Oklahoma (possibly only if created before 11/1/98. Oklahoma's laws and court decisions may be in conflict about whether common law marriages formed in that state after 11/1/98 will be recognized.)