If It’s Time to Test the Prenup, Be Sure You Get a Real Lawyer


Like it or not, “reality” TV is part of our popular culture and news about the participants’ personal problems is seldom secret for long.   Breakups are among the juiciest tidbits we get to see plastered on the Internet and supermarket tabloids.  But rather than gossiping for gossip’s sake, we want to look at one breakup scenario and point out the real (real) life lessons we can learn from other people’s issues. Breakup in point:  Adrienne Maloof and Paul Nassif.  E! News recently reported that Adrienne and Paul have separated and appear on the verge of calling it quits after ten years of marriage.  The good news for Adrienne, who gained celebrity status from her stint on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, is that she and Mr. Nassif signed a prenuptial agreement before they got married. The irony is that odds are good Paul pushed for the premarital agreement in the first place — he is a cosmetic surgeon. The real question now is whether the premarital agreement will be deemed valid and binding on the parties so as to protect Adrienne’s cash earned from her Housewives role. E! reported that things are getting testy between Adrienne and Paul, and the divorce might turn into a nasty battle.  Not only do they have significant assets between them, they have three children under the age of ten. At least two life lessons have already surfaced.  First, if you are going to have a premarital agreement, be sure it is drafted by a sharp attorney who knows and regularly practices California family law.  Second, if a time comes when you need to enforce the prenup, be sure to hire the most skilled and aggressive advocate you can find as quickly as possible.  In fighting or enforcing a prenuptial agreement, the best defense is a good offense. If you need a premarital agreement, or need to enforce or defend against a premarital agreement, contact an experienced and aggressive California divorce lawyer at the Law Offices of Judy L. Burger.   Judy L. Burger is known for her aggressive representation of clients in high conflict cases in and around the San Francisco Bay and Sacramento areas. Call us today to learn more about how we can help at (415)293-8314 in the San Francisco Bay area or (916)631-1935 in the Sacramento area, or contact us online via our confidential inquiry form.