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Sweeting and Cuoco divorce sheds light on prenuptial agreements

Celebrity divorce is a hot topic for publications of a certain type, as they tend to be dramatic and titillating gossip sources. Sometimes, however, a celebrity couple will bring attention to an aspect of divorce not often considered by Connecticut residents in general. The divorce of television star Kaley Cuoco from her tennis star husband Ryan Sweeting is one such case. 

Cuoco, known best to Connecticut residents as the star of television's "The Big Bang Theory," has filed for divorce from Sweeting after nearly two years of marriage. In cases such as this, where marital assets are likely considerable, one would expect the negotiation for this division might be heated. However, in the case of Cuoco and Sweeting, the couple signed a prenuptial agreement months prior to their marriage. 

A prenup, as it is commonly called, sets out the terms and conditions of asset and debt division prior to the marriage itself, effectively canceling out state-level rules governing this division. While the details of Cuoco and Sweeting's agreement have not been made public, it seems likely the couple discussed their desires with appropriate representation before approaching the altar. It is also possible this move will save both individuals a degree of frustration and complication as they move forward in their divorce. 

A prenuptial agreement will not solve all the challenges of divorce and may not even appeal to some Connecticut residents. However, it is important for individuals engaged in divorce to understand how any pre-existing agreements will influence their settlement. Seeking out support in understanding these complicated concepts can help both individuals be more prepared to take on the challenges divorce offers.

Source: business-standard.com, "Kaley Cuoco officially files for divorce from Ryan Sweeting", Sept. 29, 2015

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