Due to an "ironclad" prenuptial contract
, she will not inherit any of Hefner's fortune, (http://www.
The 2-hour case study featured a cast of characters ready-made for the tabloids: 2 children and a former spouse from a first marriage (Betty Jo) who stood to inherit interests in Fred's business, "Big Deal," an off and gas production company valued at $30 million; a second wife (Susan) who laid claim to Fred's $5 million split-dollar life insurance policy; plus a third wife (Donna) whose prenuptial contract
called for paying her $2 million and $1 million to each of her two children by Fred (see related charts).
Attorney's say couples who divorce with no prenuptial contract
end up with a default marriage contract established by state laws governing distribution in cases of divorce and marital rights upon death.
In the case of a divorce without a prenuptial contract
, the law states all property is to be shared.
Guy Ritchie is said to have refused to sign the prenuptial contract
prepared by Madonna's lawyers before their wedding last year.
But Gallagher - who is worth pounds 25million - believes his ex wife's demands are outrageous, especially since she signed a prenuptial contract
agreeing to a marital pay off of just pounds 100,000.
The settlement gives Barbara Becker about six times more money than what she had been entitled to by a prenuptial contract