As you may have seen on the news or (more likely) social media, Joe Jonas of The Jonas Brothers filed for divorce from his wife Sophie Turner, notable actress in Game of Thrones.
This celebrity divorce seems poised to be a relatively clean one. According to TMZ, Joe and Sophie have a prenup, short for pre-nuptial agreement. A prenup is a written contract created by two people before they’re married, typically listing all the property each person owns and debts they owe as well as spelling out each person’s property rights during the marriage and if they later get divorced. A prenup can protect your assets from being divided amongst you and your spouse. Although prenups may get a bad rep because people may view them as unromantic or indicative of a lack of trust in the relationship, a prenup, depending on the circumstances, can be a responsible way to protect your assets in the event of a divorce. This is especially the case in Texas, where the law dictates that any money made during the marriage is considered community property. In other words, should a divorce occur in the absence of a prenup, assets accrued during the marriage are most often split 50/50. Thus, prenups help you to protect your assets that you bring into the marriage, making your life a lot easier down the road should a divorce take place. Even better, prenups can circumvent the current standing laws to more benefit you or what you are wanting.
One thing is clear – Joe and Sophie are aiming for a clean divorce, for their sake and the sake of their children. In a recent Instagram post from Sophie, she writes (as a joint statement with Joe) that the pair “mutually decided to amicably end [their] marriage” and asks for “privacy for [them] and [their] children.” After all, the governing standard in Texas and many other states prioritizes the best interest of the child or children, and making your divorce as clean and amicable as possible is the best way to achieve this goal.
If you are in need of a premarital agreement or divorce or need any assistance in a family law related matter, please contact our firm at 214-504-2127 or go to www.ShemeshFamilyLaw.com for more information.
– Morgan Whisenhunt