Bad Boy Clauses

PRODUCT Clauses in, or amendments to, marital agreements that guarantee a specific financial payment if one spouse's infidelity leads to divorce

HOW IT STARTED As a response to no-fault divorce laws; wronged spouses wanted compensation for their pain

JUDGMENT CALL Iffy; the spouse may renege and fight it

Despite what you may have read in the tabloids, a representative for Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones insists the Hollywood newlyweds do not have an agreement that requires him to pay her $5 million if he is unfaithful. Nevertheless, lawyers say, such "bad boy" clauses in prenuptial agreements are becoming more popular...

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