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Kristin Cavallari’s divorce might be complicated

New York fans of “Laguna Beach” and “The Hills” have likely heard that reality star Kristin Cavallari is going through a divorce from Jay Cutler, an NFL player. Cavallari’s net worth has significantly increased with her fame, and it may be at issue in her divorce.

According to Style Caster, Cavallari has an estimated net worth of $30 million. She receives $90,000 per episode of “Very Cavallari” and has endorsements and deals worth substantially more. On one episode of “Very Cavallari,” she muttered under her breath about how she and Cutler needed to think about a prenup after Cutler mentioned that he owned half of her business.

The divorce might end up being messy. It is unclear whether the couple ever drafted a prenuptial or antenuptial agreement, meaning that Cutler might very well lay claim to half of Cavallari’s business interests and assets. The couple has also made allegations of cheating and marital misconduct against each other. In addition to her earnings from her television shows, Cavallari also earns from $20,000 to $25,000 for every public appearance, and she also has an Instagram endorsement deal that is worth a substantial amount.

People who are thinking about getting married might enter into prenuptial agreements to make the process easier if they ever decide to divorce. People can plan how their assets should be divided if their marriages end in divorce in prenuptial agreements. As long as the agreements are valid, they can make the process of dividing property and assets much simpler in a high asset divorce. However, these agreements must be drafted correctly, or the court might declare them to be invalid and disregard them. A person who is bringing substantial assets into a marriage may want to meet with an experienced family law attorney for advice about a prenuptial agreement and help with drafting one that is likely to stand up in court.