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Pre-nuptial Agreement - What’s Happening with Singer Adele’s Divorce?

May 31, 2019
David Parker, Esq.
Family Secrets and Estate Planning
David Parker, White Plains and New City NY Estate Planning Attorney
David Parker, Esq.
David Parker is an attorney who specializes in Estate Planning and Elder Law and has been practicing law for 30 years. Be it Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Health Care Proxies, or Medicaid Planning, David provides comprehensive and caring counsel for seniors and their families. A large portion of David’s practice is asset protection strategies so that families do not lose their hard earned savings to nursing home care costs. He also handles probate administration for the settlement of estates.
When the news hit that Adele was ending her 7-year marriage to her partner, Simon Konecki–the world was shocked. The notoriously private singer has kept her relationship under wraps–so the world just assumed that she and Konecki were raising their son and living out the dream away from the spotlight.

The sad truth is that marriage can be challenging—even when one spouse isn’t mega-famous. The singer Adele and her husband Simon Konecki have decided to end their relationship. However, was a Pre-nuptial Agreement the real reason Adele is ending her marriage, asks The Cheat Sheet in the article “The Real Reason Adele Is Ending Her 7-Year Marriage To Simon Konecki”?

Fans were shocked to hear the news of the split over Easter weekend. The singer’s rep announced that she was ending her marriage. The rep’s statement said “Adele and her partner have separated. They are committed to raising their son together lovingly. As always, they ask for privacy. There will be no further comment.”

According to several media sources, it’s thought that the couple didn’t sign a prenup, when they married in 2011. If they opt to file for divorce in the state of California, since that’s where they own property and Konecki’s business has a base of operations, he may be entitled to as much as 50% of Adele’s earnings.

They had much in common in the beginning. However, eventually, they just grew apart. She became an international star, and he was content with being in the background. However, as she got bigger, her time was taken up with worldwide tours and they just grew apart.

Adele has appeared not to care much about money. In 2016, she told Vanity Fair, “I don’t come from money. It’s not that important a part of my life.”

However, because she and Konecki have been married for seven years, half of her earnings since 2012 could be at stake, especially if no Pre-nuptial Agreement was signed. A prenuptial agreement is a written agreement between two people who are about to marry that sets out the terms of possession of assets, treatment of future earnings, control of the property of each and potential division, if the marriage later ends in divorce.

Experts say that what was made during the marriage will probably be divided on an equal basis.

Since both Adele and Konecki are extremely low-key and focused on their son, there’s little evidence that their divorce will turn acrimonious.

An insider told People, “Adele’s son is everything to her. Her whole life revolves around him. I just can’t see her divorce getting messy, because she’s so careful when it comes to her son. She’s always five steps ahead, in terms of how a decision will affect him.”

Reference: Cheat Sheet (April 24, 2019) “The Real Reason Adele Is Ending Her 7-Year Marriage To Simon Konecki”


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