As Opening Day approaches, much of the buzz about the LA Dodgers focuses on the owners’ high profile divorce case. There are numerous legal issues in the case, as well as millions of dollars at stake.
While Frank and Jamie McCourt are currently litigating the issue of temporary spousal support (with Jamie requesting nearly $1,000,000 per month), the bigger issue in the case is whether the Dodgers are community property. The team was purchased during marriage, raising the presumption that it is a community property asset. However, Frank McCourt asserts that a post-marital agreement signed in 2004 transferred title of the parties’ residential properties to Jamie and made him the sole owner of the team. Jamie is seeking to invalidate the post-marital agreement. It will be interesting to see how it unfolds.