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Simon Cowell Looking to Sign Prenuptial Agreement

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The San Diego Union Tribune reports that American Idol judge Simon Cowell is now engaged to the head makeup artist on American Idol, Mezhgan Hussainy. But before the famous television producer walks down the aisle and ties the knot, he demands that a prenuptial agreement is in place.

While many celebrity gossip websites like Popeater have criticized Mr. Cowell's decision to sign a prenup, family law attorneys would say that it's a smart decision for such a wealthy celebrity. After all, the man has a $200 million fortune that should be protected. FindLaw states that a prenuptial agreement, also known as a prenup, can protect separate property in a marriage and can reduce a great deal of conflict in the case of a divorce.

And while prenup may not be considered romantic, it's important to look at a marriage as a financial partnership in addition to a romantic bond. Prenups typically establish procedures and ground rules for deciding financial matters and can be very helpful when it comes to making financial decisions in a marriage.

If you're a Houston resident and are thinking about whether a prenuptial agreement is right for you, there are Texas family law attorneys in the area that can tell you more about the process of a prenup and can help with drafting a fair agreement between the two of you. The state of Texas has specific laws when it comes to drafting an agreement, and about what could be upheld in court. For more information about premarital agreements in Texas, visit the State Bar of Texas' website.

Related Resources:

  • Making A Prenuptial Agreement (Houston Family Law Blog)
  • What You Can (and Can't) Do With a Prenuptial Agreement (FindLaw)
  • Texas Family Law Attorneys Directory (FindLaw)

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