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Prenuptial agreement may supersede celeb's alimony request

When couples in Ohio tie the knot they may not encounter marital discord that leads to divorce. There are, however, couples that discover irreconcilable incompatibilities after they have married. When a couple determines that it is necessary to dissolve their union, there are a number of marital topics to consider—spousal support being one of them.

The concept of alimony has been around for a number of years. In recent times it has elicited strong opinions from people who are both in favor and opposed to the notion. Celebrity couple Clint and Diana Eastwood have announced their split and the former has expressed his opposition to alimony. He allegedly requested that a judge deny his soon to be former spouse support payments.

It is suspected that actor required his spouse to sign a prenuptial agreement prior to their marriage 17 years ago. Some people consider Eastwood’s request to deny his spouse alimony an early strike, but others see it as a way for Eastwood to clearly draw the line and remind all interested parties that the two have a pre-marital agreement to follow. The Eastwoods have a 16-year-old daughter. The girl’s mother is seeking full physical custody; Mr. Eastwood is seeking joint custody.

Unfortunately not all marriages are enduring. People are capable of changing as they age and gain more life experiences. Married couples that change and grow distant sometimes divorce. When a couple has questions regarding spousal maintenance or any other divorce related topics, it may be helpful for them to seek legal counsel.

Source: TMZ, “Clint Eastwood’s divorce no way I’m paying her alimony,” Dec. 20, 2013

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