Irene Posted October 21, 2015 Posted October 21, 2015 I wonder what legal basis he has for seeking spousal support. Isn't that the reason they filed a prenup? It should say what happens to the assets in case of a divorce...I can't speak to exact US laws as I'm in Canada, but in divorce here assets and support are two different issues. Assets is property division and no doubt would be covered in a pre-nup. Support payments, however, are grounded differently from a legal perspective, based on the roles in the marriage, the length of the marriage, the effect in each party of the marriage breakdown, etc. I don't know if support was explicitly noted in the pre-nup, and even if it was, depending how a marriage played out a judge could see reason to override it I would think (such as in a long marriage where one party is now ill and unable to work FT, and hence in need of support). Not that any of these conditions apply easily here--short marriage, no kids (he wasn't a house hubby), his tennis career may be done but surely there are countless other ways he could find employment. But from a legal perspective, a pre-nup may have only addressed assets/property, and not support (which is determined by income, not assets). Share this post Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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