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Dispute over Validity of Actor’s Prenuptial Agreement

June 28, 2017 Family Law

The family of actor Alan Thicke is headed to court in a dispute over a prenuptial agreement, the LA Times has reported.

Mr Thicke, who stared in the 1980’s hit series Growing Pains, died unexpectedly in December last year at the age of 69.

Two of his sons, Robin and Brennan, whose mother was Alan’s first wife, are reported to be seeking a court order that the prenuptial agreement signed by their father and his third wife, Tanya Callau, should stand.

Alan and Tanya married in 2005 and under the terms of the prenup signed at that time, Tanya was to receive a lump sum of $500,000 from a life insurance policy, 100% of pension death benefits, 25% of Alan’s personal effects, furniture from a ranch property and 40% of the remaining estate once other specified bequests had been met.

Alan also left a living trust that left ownership of the ranch to his three sons – Robin, Brennan and youngest son Carter, whose mother was Alan’s second wife.

According to allegations made by Robin and Brennan, Tanya is seeking to have this prenuptial agreement declared invalid and is threatening a very public dispute unless her demands are met. Tanya’s lawyer has denied that any such threats have been made.

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