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Ruben Studdard's 'Ironclad' Prenup Setting Example for Celebs?

Former American Idol winner, Ruben Studdard, is an example in family law. His ironclad prenuptial agreement that made his divorce easy and clean, reports TMZ. If this is true, then his attorney will be getting a lot more calls going forward.

The “ironclad prenutial agreement” is a bit of a Lochness monster. Many claim to have seen it but in reality it is ephemeral. It was the even subject of a popular George Clooney film called Intolerable Cruelty.

In the divorce, Ruben Studdard’s ex, Surata Zuri, tried to get the prenup nullified, saying that she didn’t have enough time before the marriage to look it over.

But the judge in the case reportedly did not go for it. He upheld the prenuptial agreement as it was and now Zuri Surata gets nothing; she doesn't even get to keep the engagement ring. All of Ruben Studdard's jewelry, pensions, royalties are safe from the ex. Most celebrities that marry non-celebrities can't say that.

Because Ruben Studdard is originally from Georgia, his marital and divorce experience might be instructive to Georgians getting married. The most important takeaway is that people should consider getting a Georgia prenuptial agreement -- if not the iron clad sort, then the best drafted they can find.

A Georgia prenuptial agreement can help protect your property (and your peace of mind) during the course of a divorce. Agreements can say how property can be divided and protect certain assets (like, for instance your jewelry).

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