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Love hurts: 13 famous prenups (gallery)

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Valentine’s Day is here, and our love for the law is stronger than ever. In our version of a romantic gesture, the ABA Journal is honoring the legal contract of love—the prenuptial agreement.

Prenups are used to divide assets in cases of divorce or death, as a way to avoid state law that dictate what would happen without an agreement. While most prenups are straightforward, some can be unordinary and shocking—especially when you enter the world of famous marriages—from both modern-day celebrities and historical figures.

From infidelity clauses to quality-time quotas, the following prenup agreements are sure to get you in the spirit of love—or divorce. In honor of this day of love, check out these 13 famous and somewhat-shocking prenups.

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