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A prenuptial or postnuptial agreement can help in a divorce

It's been a common preconceived notion that celebrity marriages do not last. And, if 2015 is any indication, that notion may be more fact than myth. Recently, many of our readers probably heard that solo music artist Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger, who is the lead singer of the popular rock band "Nickleback," have separated following two years of marriage.

In an Instagram post, Lavigne said, "It is with a heavy heart that Chad and I announce our separation today. Through not only the marriage, but the music as well, we've created many unforgettable moments. We are still, and forever will be, the best of friends, and will always care deeply for each other. To all our family, friends and fans, thank you sincerely for the support."

Upon first glance and based on their public statement, it appears that this divorce may be a cleaner and more amicable divorce than the bitter and ugly celebrity divorces we are so often used to seeing. Since both have had long successful careers in the music industry, it is likely that their assets are in the millions of dollars. But, there is a chance that the divorce will progress smoothly if a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement laid out the rules and agreements regarding each star's assets in the event of a divorce.

Due to the financial stakes involved, high-net worth divorces can become extra tricky if proactive measures were not taken to come to an agreement on the division of assets in the event of a divorce. It is never too early to discuss finances with your future or current spouse to ease the pain of property division if a marriage were to end in divorce.

Source: Huffington Post "Avril Lavigne And Chad Kroeger Split After Two Years of Marriage," Stephanie Marcus, Accessed Sept. 14, 2015

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