While it’s unclear if Mary J. Blige had a prenup with her former husband — let’s explore the topic anyway.
LegalZoom suggests that such an agreement “can outline disposition of property if the marriage ends upon separation, death, or the occurrence of another event.”
However, things get tricky when talking support, especially spousal support.
“Spousal support obligations vary by state. Both parties may waive the right spousal support,” LegalZoom says.
“Depending upon the state, spousal support provisions may or may not be upheld in court. An otherwise valid agreement might be set aside if provisions make a spouse eligible for welfare. A court may require spousal support to the extent necessary to take that spouse off welfare,” they continued in their explanation.
Isaacs, who initially wanted quadruple the amount of what he got (he eventually got $30,000/month from Blige), claimed that he “experienced physical manifestations of stress and emotional distress from this matter, which has caused him to become hospitalized,” Atlanta Black Star reports.
He also claimed that without Blige’s money, he was “destitute.”