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Millionaire tries to save fortune, mansion in divorce

A 91-year-old man, touted the greatest salesman of all time, has evicted his 42-year-old wife from his mansion and repossessed her Bentley in a bitter divorce battle. He strongly believes that she is actively pursuing his fortune. Like Louisiana, California is a community property division state. In a community property state, spouses will generally split the assets and income acquired by either spouse during the marriage in the event of a divorce.

In this case, the man signed a prenuptial agreement ensuring his wife would not receive any of the fortune he accumulated prior to their marriage during a division of assets, should they divorce. However, there was no mention of how assets acquired during their marriage will be divided

The senior tycoon reports that at most, he is obligated to pay spousal support in the amount of $4,000 per month for a period of six months following the divorce. He says after that, she should not be allowed to receive anything else.

The 42-year-old woman believes she deserves much more than that, though. According to her, she should receive her husband's $3.5 million mansion in Beverly Hills. Her claim is he bought the mansion for her during the course of their marriage as a gift. Therefore, she argues, she should be entitled to at least half based on that fact that it is community property.

The man disagrees. Not only has he requested that the judge block his wife from the property in Beverly Hills, he also had her expensive car towed without her knowing. According to court documents, the man believes his wife should be driving the same 2004 Chrysler Sebring she was driving when they got married.

If the car is considered community property, however, he will have to split the cost of the expensive car with his wife. If there are other costly items the couple acquired during the course of their marriage, they will be split between them as well. A judge will have to decide whether or not the woman has any claim to the value of the mansion.

Source: TMZ, "Cal Worthington Divorce: You Don't Get My Bentley...You Get Nothing!!!" Jan. 8, 2012

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