After losing her ex-husband to suicide, a woman is now fighting for her share of his estate, which could be denied her due to their prenuptial agreement.
This week the court will hear the case of the woman, whose ex committed suicide in July 2009. The case has been delayed for years as the family of the victim, a famous boxer, has been fighting to keep the woman from collecting any funds. A large portion of their argument is based on the prenuptial agreement that both parties signed, but which the woman now claims that she was forced to sign. To make matters more complicated, the boxer reportedly tore up the prenup to show his love for his wife, but since the original document was still intact, it is still a legally binding document.
Since the two had been divorced before he committed suicide, the prenuptial agreement left her with almost no money from the marriage. Now that he is not alive to answer for his role in signing the prenuptial agreement, the woman believes that she can access the portion of his estate to which she feels entitled.
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