Saturday, September 25, 2004
Saturday. September 25, 2004
A follow up on Thursday's post explaining that Britney Spears and Kevin Federline are not married for tax (and other legal) purposes because they have not yet filed a marriage license as they are still in the process of ironing out the prenuptial agreement. The Smoking Gun provides a "teachable moment" for those teaching Estate Planning, Family Law, Legal Drafting, or other such courses with the release of the purported 4-page Agreement Re September 18, 2004 Wedding Ceremony. Here is the opening paragraph:
1. BRITNEY SPEARS (hereinafter referred to as "BRITNEY") and KEVIN FEDERLINE (hereinafter referred to as "KEVIN"), collectively, "the parties," hereby agree that they intend tp participate in a "faux" wedding ceremony with one another on September 18, 2004; however, they do not intend to and shall not validly marry one another on said date. The parties shall not obtain a marriage license on or before September 18, 2004, nor shall they declare a marriage between them on said date pursuant to Family Code Section 425. The parties may apply for a marriage license prior to September 18, 2004 since they may decide to marry one another under the laws of the State of California after September 18, 2004, within 90 days after the issuance of a license.As The Smokling Gun says, "nothing screams romance more than a notary public." There is no word in the agreement on the physical consummation of the marriage.