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Girls Gone Wild's Joe Francis Divorce: Did he Have a Pre Nup?

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By Jason Beahm on January 06, 2011 8:59 AM

And they seemed like such a nice young couple.

Joe Francis, famous for getting young girls to take their clothes off on video tape, and wife Christina McLarty, have separated after seven weeks of matrimonial bliss. Allow me to correct that, Girls Gone Wild CEO Francis is famous for more than getting girls to go wild, he is also famous for not paying taxes, not paying gambling debts, never ending lawsuits and "hold[ing] the all-time record for cuckoo."

"Things completely changed in the relationship and it just became painful," an unidentified source told gossip source US Magazine. "They are not sure if they are going to divorce yet. They're just taking some time apart."

Francis and McLarty dated for four years before getting married but have been separated for almost a month, according to Radar.com who said that Francis was openly talking about the couple's separation while keeping up with the Kardashians at the Kardashian family's holiday party.

It is not known whether Joe Francis will divorce. But if he does, you have to wonder whether the Girls Gone Wild CEO had a pre nuptial agreement.

Separation means that spouses are living apart. There is generally no requirement to separate in order to obtain a divorce. In some states, divorce may require the parties to live apart for a specified period of time, but in most states divorce does not require a period of separation.

In California, under family code section 2310-2313, there are only two reasons why a couple can file for dissolution of marriage or legal separation:

(a) Irreconcilable differences, which have caused the irremediable
breakdown of the marriage, or
(b) Incurable insanity.

In the case of Francis, it seems that both would equally apply.

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