Cupid's Pulse Article: Mel Gibson’s Ex Takes Half of His Fortune in DivorceCupid's Pulse Article: Mel Gibson’s Ex Takes Half of His Fortune in Divorce

Mel Gibson’s divorce came with a price.  Gibson’s divorce from wife Robyn Moore was finalized Friday in Los Angeles, reports People.  Moore, Gibson’s ex-wife of nearly 30 years and mother of their seven children, was awarded half of Mel Gibson’s near $850 million fortune.  The couple had no prenuptial agreement, so Moore is legally entitled to half of what Gibson earned during their marriage.  Gibson’s divorce payout is considered to be one of the biggest in Hollywood history.

How do you decide whether a prenuptial agreement is necessary?

Cupid’s Advice:

It’s possible to ask for a prenuptial agreement without offending your partner.  Here are a few reasons to ask for a prenuptial agreement:
1. Career differences: Most people are married when they are young, and before they start to earn serious amounts of money. If you feel that either you or your partner has high earning potential, then ask for a prenuptial agreement.
2. Salary differences: If you currently earn much more or much less than your partner, a prenuptial agreement is in your best interest. The agreement will protect your monetary well-being in any future fall-outs.
3. Previous marriages: If you have been married and divorced before, it may be a good idea to ask for a prenuptial agreement. Learning from past mistakes and taking precautions in case your new marriage also ends poorly is a reasonable and wise decision.
If necessary, should you ask for a prenuptial agreement?  Feel free to leave a comment with your thoughts below!