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On behalf of Law Offices of Piazza, Simmons & Grant, L.L.C. posted in Prenuptial Agreements on Tuesday, September 6, 2011.

In an effort to protect what each acquired before their marriage, the Los Angeles Times reported that Kim Kardashian and NBA star Kris Humphries opted for a prenuptial agreement. While it this may not be surprising to many, it may turn out to be a good decision should what would surely turn out to be a high-asset divorce come about.

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According to reports, Kardashian, who has her name plastered on everything from a reality TV show to perfume bottles, is currently worth $35 million. Her new husband reportedly rakes in somewhere between $8 million and $16 million as a pro basketball player. Both of them have the opportunity to keep earning more should their careers continue to be successful.

Similarly, Kim’s sister Khloe signed a prenuptial agreement with her husband, Lamar Odom, before the two got married. Odom plays basketball for the Los Angeles Lakers and currently has a $33 million contract with the team.

While we practically expect celebrity couples to sign a prenup, they are not the only ones who can benefit from planning ahead. People in Connecticut and everywhere else may also want to consider drafting a prenup before the big day. While this may seem like a couple is planning for divorce, it can lead to important discussions about finances and help protect treasured assets that were acquired before a marriage, such as an inheritance or a business.

For those who are considering a prenuptial agreement, speaking to an experienced Connecticut family law attorney may be helpful.

Source: Los Angeles Times, “Kim Kardashian, Kris Humphries have a prenup (Can you say ‘duh’?),” Aug. 24, 2011

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