Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie: The $270 Million Prenup (EXPERT EXCLUSIVE)
The Hollywood power couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are finally tying the knot, but the burning question still remains: Will the longtime couple and parents-of-six have a prenuptial agreement?
According to Forbes, Brad, 48, is worth an estimated $150 million, while Angelina, 36, is worth a whopping $120 million, a net worth equaling $270 million.
"The chances of them not having a pre-nup is slim and zip," Goldie Schon, Los Angeles Family Law Attorney, tells Celebuzz. “The fact that they waited this long to tie the knot, you can't imagine that with this type of wealth and this type of stature that they’re not going to protect themselves so that they don’t have a situation in the future.”
While signing a prenup in Hollywood is a pretty standard procedure, could this legal procedure ultimately doom Brad and Angie's marriage from the start? Are they wishing it to fail?
“[They] just to have something in writing, similar to a couple having a living trust or a will," Schon explains. "It’s just a document that is going to outline for the two of them and for their family how things are going to be divided up or not divided if the two should separate."Our expert predicts not much will change for the couple, who've already been together for seven years. “Nothing is going to change. The reason they are getting married is because of their children. Their children are growing up and they are becoming more knowledgeable of what mommys and daddys are supposed to be.”
When and if a prenup such as this is drawn up, the kids will not be included. Schon explains, “You can’t put child support or child care into a prenuptial agreement because a prenup is between two people, the spouses to be. You can not contract away the rights of a child.”
Schon's advice for Brad and Angie’s possible prenup, “What’s yours is yours and what’s mine is mine,” she insists. “That’s how it’s going to stay.”
She adds, “These two particular people are extremely affluent in their own right, when it comes to wealth, when it comes to celebrity stature and being a public figure. They are both pretty much of the same elite.”
What do you think? Should Brad and Angie get a prenup, or is it jinxing the marriage from the get-go? Sound off in the comments.