They put what in the prenup? Odd clauses may not be binding

Most couples who get a prenup stick to the basics: who gets how much of what in the event of a later split. But some couples really push the prenup envelope with some unusual stipulations.

Check out the following:

-- Worried about being stuck with an overweight spouse? One man apparently was, which is why he insisted on a weight clause for the prenup. His spouse can not weigh more than 170 lbs., nor he more than 240 lbs., without the heavyweight owing the other cash.

-- Hate secondhand smoke? One spouse must for sure, because the couple's prenup bans smoking in the house.

-- In-laws or outlaws, it pays to be nice. One husband agreed to pay a $10,000 fine every time he acted rude toward his wife's parents.

-- Sexual compatibility can be a vital part of a marriage, so a younger couple agreed to a frequency of sex three or four times each week. But a much older couple agreed that once a month would suffice.

-- It's said the way to a man's heart is through his belly, and for one man this certainly rang true. His prenup states he is entitled to no fewer than four meals each week that his wife prepares for him. If she slacks off, she no longer gets a shopping allowance.

-- One woman was taking no chances that she would wind up as a "football widow." The couple's prenup stipulates that her spouse may only watch a single Sunday football game per season.

-- Just say no. Reportedly, the prenup between Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban grants him a payout of $640,000 for each year of marriage. But the caveat is that if he were ever to relapse on cocaine, he gets nothing.

If some of these more unusual prenups are what you and your spouse have in mind, make sure that you consult with a family law attorney regarding their enforceability.

Source:, "Prenuptial Agreements That Included Strange Demands," accessed July 23, 2015

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