In the 1980s, Dr. Dre began making a name for himself in the music industry. In 2020, it is difficult to find a Gangsta rap enthusiast in Minnesota or beyond who does not know who he is. As an entrepreneur of this particular genre of music, as well as spending many years working on the production side of things, Dre has reportedly amassed a net worth of $1 billion. He is also entangled in a legal battle with his ex, who has apparently asked a judge to disregard the prenuptial agreement she signed when making property division decisions in her divorce.
Nicole Young says she signed the agreement years ago because she felt extremely pressured to do so by Dre and his representatives. She said she did not really understand the document to its full extent and did not want to add her signature. Young says she was worried and felt uneasy the whole time but wound up signing the prenup.
Dre says he is willing to pay alimony and provide for his ex’s expenses. However, he has also stated that she was clearly aware of what she was doing and understood the terms of the prenuptial agreement. In fact, Dre says his bride-to-be at the time consulted attorneys before signing. Young told the court that after she married Dre, he ripped up copies of the documents, saying he was ashamed of himself for ever having asked her to sign a prenup. He denies this claim.
Minnesota property division proceedings can be complex and stressful, especially if there is $1 billion at stake as in this proceeding. A concerned spouse may wish to discuss his or her case with an experienced family law attorney before heading to court. A top priority of such an attorney is to protect a client’s financial interests in divorce.