Adultery Clause in Prenup: Tareq and Michaele Salahi Divorce - The Atlanta Family Law News Blog

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Adultery Clause in Prenup: Tareq and Michaele Salahi Divorce

The Salahis, the couple famously known as the white house crashers and later featured on The Real Housewives of D.C., are going their separate ways, reports the Orlando Sentinel.

The odd circumstances leading to the divorce between Tareq and Michaele Salahi include the salacious gossip that she left Tareq to have an affair with the married rocker Neal Schon of Journey. And, in fact, Tareq is reportedly banned from Journey's gigs in Atlanta, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Entertainment aside, there is a legal angle to this story that is useful for those who want to look deeper. Namely, the various stipulations reportedly in the prenuptial agreement between the Salahis.

Apparently, in the prenup between Michaele and Tareq Salahi, there is a clause which states that if she commits adultery, she automatically loses her rights to any money or other property the couple may have acquired during the course of their marriage, reports TMZ. Further, under the Salahi prenup Michaele Salahi is also deemed to have forfeited her right to spousal support (also known as alimony) if she moves out.

While many readers are familiar with prenuptial agreements, many don't always know what kind of specific requirements might go into them. The Salahi prenup allows a look inside the document, at the myriad ways a prenup might be written. A document can contain an adultery clause in the prenup, division of assets, however a waiver of alimony is often struck down by the courts and only allowed in certain states.

As you can see, a good prenuptial agreement can come in handy even in the most bizarre circumstances to befall a couple -- like if the wife runs off with a rocker as ageless as Neal Schon.

The best place to go to get a prenup is definitely an experienced attorney.

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