Chicago Cubs fans may not be happy with their team's place in the standings, but there may be a sense of schadenfreude in knowing that one of the most reviled men in baseball, former Dodgers' owner Frank McCourt, is back in court. McCourt's ex-wife Jamie says she reluctantly filed suit after other approaches failed. She says McCourt understated the value of the Dodgers in the couple's property settlement.
One thing just leads to another, it seems, when it comes to the Frank and Jamie McCourt divorce and property settlement case. Earlier this week, the California judge handling the case issued a decision regarding the post-nuptial agreement the couple entered into when Frank purchased the Dodgers. In the 100-page decision, the judge lists a number of problems with the post-nup before ordering that the agreement not be taken into consideration in the property settlement.
The Jamie and Frank McCourt divorce trial has been unfolding half a continent away, but the details are riveting to family law attorneys and baseball fans around the country. Most of us can't even imagine owning a baseball team, much less arguing over whether it was covered in a post-nup. Or two. Or six.