The question recently arose in Hollywood when a 16-year-old married a man who is 35 years older than her. “Lost” actor Doug Anthony Hutchison, 51 years old, married Alexis Stodden, who is 16 years old, in Las Vegas in May. According to Las Vegas law, minor applicants who are 16 and 17 years old can obtain a marriage license with: 1. an original or certified copy of their birth certificate, and 2. a parent or legal guardian who will provide his or her consent. Stodden’s mother, Krista Stodden, provided the necessary consent for the marriage. Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2011/SHOWBIZ/celebrity.news.gossip/06/22/hutchison.stodden.wed/index.html?hpt=hp_bn5
Under New York Domestic Relations law, a prenuptial agreement is a contract between two people who are going to get married. This contract allocates how assets will be distributed in the event of divorce or death. Once married, however, New York Domestic Relations law section § 170 holds that there are six allowable grounds for divorce which include some of the following: cruel and inhuman treatment, abandonment for one or more years, imprisonment for three or more years, and even adultery. See: http://www.bankrate.com/brm/prenup.asp
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