When is a house not a home? When it’s under construction. Just ask Jane Lynch and her wife Lara Embry who, while in the process of remodeling their Beverly Hills home have filed for divorce after just three years. The “Glee” star announced the divorce through People Magazine without mentioning the exact reason. Perhaps, it would not be farfetched to reason that the top to bottom remodel might have driven the couple apart.
According to TMZ, a source close to the couple says that Lynch made the biggest mistake a celebrity can make before marriage- failing to execute a prenuptial agreement. In the past three years, the show, “Glee” has blown up into a prime-time powerhouse. Even though clinical psychologist, Embry earns a respectable living, that Glee money must look awfully attractive just about now. Although the couple claims to be ending the relationship amicably, a prenuptial agreement would have been the only sure way to protect Lynch’s Gleeful assets from ending up in the pocket of her soon-to-be ex.
Luckily for Lynch (the only lucky thing about this whole situation), she was able to get married in Massachusetts and have the marriage recognized in her home state of California. Even without gay marriage being legal in Illinois and some other states, there may be a way to break the bond. But, this is not true of all states which makes it even more important to understand your legal rights to dissolution before you get hitched or enter into a civil union (or other domestic partnership arrangement).
But, hey, there’s still a silver lining! Jane Lynch is now back on the market and the Supreme Court may very well end the same sex marriage debate very soon.
When you’re planning the wedding, make sure to schedule time to discuss the prenuptial agreement. It can be a long process to negotiate, so plan to start around six to nine months before the ceremony. If the prenuptial process is not romantic enough for you, light some candles before you head out to the attorney’s office. Better yet, think about how many more amorous vacations and dinners you can afford when you do not have to litigate your lengthy divorce because you entered into a prenuptial agreement.
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