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Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Thursday, January 5, 2006

Antenuptial With Fee for Nagging

"Sally Erickson and David Renzie thought they had the secret to marital bliss. But the eccentric list of demands outlined in their prenuptial agreement, which included mandatory backrubs and a $5 fee for nagging, still couldn't save their marriage.Now Erickson, 61, is suing Renzie, 62, for allegedly divorcing her in secret more than two years ago, according to Seminole County court records.Before saying 'I do' in 2001, the Florida couple agreed to a quirky prenuptial agreement. Erickson, a mental-health counselor, promised to cook breakfast a minimum of three times during the weekdays, and once on the weekends, according to the document.

"In return, Renzie will not wake Sally up on her 'off days,'" the document said.The agreement also required Renzie to rub Sally's back three times a week for five minutes. If Sally used the "F" word, she was sentenced one hour of yard work. Renzie had to pay $5 each time he complained, nagged or made "a fuss about Sally's expenditures ..."" By The Associated Press in The Times-Picayune Link to Article

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