A new trend in Prenuptial Agreements has been the addition of lifestyle clauses.  Lifestyle clauses can include anything that the couple considers important enough for a fulfilling marriage.  Of course, many of these clauses may not be enforceable in court, but according to celebrity divorce attorney, Ann-Margaret Carrozza, “they’re still useful.”

Lifestyle Clauses in Prenuptial Agreements:

Examples of lifestyle clauses used by individuals making Prenuptial Agreements include the following:

  • Penalty for committing adultery
  • Bonuses in a divorce if one spouse cheats
  • Financial penalties for revealing photos or writing a tell-all book
  • Provision indicating the maximum permissible weight for spouses
  • A clause that requires spouses to spend quality time together
  • A clause that addresses savings goals
  • A clause that specifies the amount of sex the spouses must have

What Is a Prenuptial Agreement?

A prenuptial agreement is a written contract created by two individuals who plan to be married.  This agreement lists each spouses individually owned property and assets, as well as their debts, and specifies what will and will not remain individually owned property after the legalization of marriage.  Prenuptial agreements also specify whether spousal support will be paid in the event of a divorce.

If you are in the process of getting married, you should consult with an experienced Prenuptial Agreement attorney from your state to learn more about prenuptial agreements.

How do you feel about these lifestyle clauses?  Are there any clauses you would add to your Prenuptial Agreement?