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NeNe Leakes, a reality star famous for her role on Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Atlanta, says that viewers should take her situation as proof that everyone should sign a prenuptial agreement. The outspoken star recently remarried her ex-husband, Gregg Leakes, after going through a messy divorce only a few years ago.
NeNe was on a talk show earlier this week where she extolled the virtues of a good prenup. NeNe mentioned that prenups are not necessarily bad things and will never be used or spoken of again if a couple stays happily married. However, if things go bad they are great tools to avoid unnecessary and expensive bickering during a divorce.
NeNe said that she believed prenups were important because they can ensure that couples don’t have to waste time and money arguing over who gets the flat screen television, or any number of other assets. NeNe says that the first time she was married to Gregg the two did not have a prenuptial agreement. Now that she has already been through one divorce with the man she says she knows how he fights and was shocked to see how nasty the divorce process became. Now that she knows how dark things can get when the gloves come off, she insisted that they sign a prenuptial agreement the second time around.
NeNe also mentioned an important point about prenups, that the documents do not have to be viewed as selfish things aimed only at protecting the wealthier party. Instead, she notes that her prenuptial agreement clearly says that she and her husband will share their assets. As she puts its, “My prenup says share with Gregg. It’s just specific on how I should share with [him].”
Though most couples thankfully do not have the same kinds of explosive fighting going on as cast members in The Real Housewives, the fact is NeNe is right that prenups can work to almost everyone’s advantage. Whether you’re the wealthy spouse or not, drawing up a plan in advance for how to divide assets can save everyone time and money later on.
If you find yourself facing a complicated family matter then you need the help of experienced family law attorneys in Charlotte, North Carolina who can help guide you through the often confusing process of divorce.
About the Author:
Matthew Arnold is a Managing Member with Arnold & Smith, PLLC where he focuses his practice on most aspects of Family law including: divorce, child custody, child support, alimony, and equitable distribution. Mr. Arnold is an experienced trial attorney who has tried jury and bench trials in both North Carolina District Court and North Carolina Superior Court.
Mr. Arnold grew up in Charlotte, graduating from Providence Senior High School and continued his education at Belmont Abbey College on a basketball scholarship. After graduating cum laude he attended law school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on a full academic scholarship. In his spare time, Mr. Arnold enjoys golfing and spending time on the North Carolina Coast with his wife and three young children: two daughters and one son.
“NeNe Leakes: Everyone Should Have A Prenup,” published at AccessAtlanta.com.
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