Rapper, songwriter and actor Wiz Khalifa will be able to remain in his luxurious Pennsylvania home and continue to enjoy his collection of rare American muscle cars under a divorce settlement filed on June 6. The deal reportedly calls for Khalifa's former wife, the model and actress Amber Rose, to be paid a sum of $1 million. Reports indicate that Khalifa has already paid Rose $356,000.
The glamorous couple entered into a prenuptial agreement prior to walking down the aisle in July 2013, and legal observers feel that this document may have saved the couple from an acrimonious and protracted legal battle. There were concerns that the couple could become embroiled in a dispute over their 3-year-old son, but they were subsequently able to work out a joint physical and legal custody arrangement. The couple's divorce agreement calls for Khalifa to pay child support of $14,800 per month.
The couple celebrated their newfound independence and showed that they harbored no ill feelings toward one another by visiting a strip club. Media reports about the couple's break up gave a great deal of coverage to Khalifa's classic car collection, which includes 1962 and 1964 and Chevrolet Impalas, a 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle and a 1968 Chevrolet Camaro.
This case shows how a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement can avoid conflict and allow couples to get through the divorce process quickly and amicably. Experienced family law attorneys could point out that these agreements may also strengthen a marriage by eliminating the anxiety and fear that can compromise even the strongest of relationships. However, these agreements must often withstand judicial scrutiny, and they will likely be ruled invalid if evidence emerges that assets were concealed or one of the parties signed it under duress.