Justin Bieber is a Canadian singer-songwriter. In 2008, at the ripe old age of 14, he was discovered by a talent manager and signed to a contract with record company RBMG. His records were instant hits, and he became a superstar by the age of 16.
Unfortunately, he also became a pariah for anyone living around him. So much money and no one to control him. He had many run-ins with law enforcement including reckless driving, vandalism, DUI, and driving without a valid driver’s license.
By 2017, Bieber had found religion and began to settle down. In 2018, he became engaged to his girlfriend Hailey Baldwin. It was later revealed that not only did Bieber and Hailey apply for a marriage license in New York in September of 2018, but they got married in a civil service as well.
Hailey Baldwin is an American model-personality. She is the daughter of actor Stephen Baldwin and niece of the other Baldwin brothers, Alec, Daniel, and William.
According to TMZ, Bieber’s net worth is somewhere around $250 million dollars. Baldwin’s net worth is around $2 million dollars. The couple does not have a pre-nuptial agreement. TMZ also points out that the couple has not arranged for a post-nuptial agreement, but perhaps they should.
California has a whole section of its Family Code related to pre-nuptial agreements. However, once a couple marries, they can no longer avail themselves up those codes for an agreement. The only agreement available would be post-nuptial, or after marriage.
There is no specific section of the Family Code regarding post-nuptial agreements. The agreements are governed mostly by the rules of contract law. Even then, courts will look down upon any attempt to agree to spousal support, child support, and/or custody and visitation agreements.
Unlike a pre-nuptial agreement, a post-nuptial agreement is presumed invalid in California, unless it is validated by a judge. Once validated, there is no specific timeline for the agreement to end, unless specifically stated in the agreement.
All post-nuptial agreements must have the following:
- They must be in writing.
- Both spouses must agree to the terms of the agreement. Further, there must be no coercion in obtaining the agreement, or that will invalidate it.
- Both parties must be “transparent” in the agreement. In other words, both parties must divulge all their assets and debts, statements they made to each other, et cetera, honestly between them.
- Both parties must sign the agreement and have it notarized.
Finally, in the best interests of both parties, and to prevent problems in the future when either party tries to enforce the post-nuptial agreement, it would be a very good idea for the parties to engage legal help in the preparation.