When celebrity couples divorce, it often brings quite a bit of media attention, but these situations can also often be used as examples of what to do — or not to do — during a divorce, particularly one involving high-value assets. One of the most recent couples to announce they were going their separate ways was country music artists Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert. The couple met in 2005 and had been married for four years.
According to reports, it was Shelton who initiated the divorce filings, and the divorce was set to be finalized on July 20, the day the couple released the joint statement containing the announcement. Shelton had already been married once before and been a fixture of the country music scene for some time before his marriage to Lambert. This may be one reason the couple signed a prenuptial agreement.
Because the prenup was in place, the divorce appears to have been handled quickly, with Lambert maintaining ownership of the animals on the couple's ranch and the marital home in Nashville. Shelton was to keep the ranch located in Oklahoma. At the time of reports, there was no information as far as whether the prenuptial agreement specified any arrangements for spousal support, but because both singers have established careers, spousal support would likely not come into play.
Prenuptial agreements — or postnuptial agreements if the marriage has already taken place — can be invaluable to settling a divorce quickly and with as little animosity as possible. However, many people find themselves facing a divorce without this security. In these situations, it's important to seek information on Nebraska property division laws to ensure you are making informed decisions regarding proposed settlements and your financial interests.
Source: Nebraska City News-Press, "Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert Are Divorcing," July 20, 2015