• 02 Dec 2013 at 11:52 AM

Donald Trump Discovers Pre-Nup He Doesn’t Like

The hard-charging wife of Dallas hedge-fund mogul James Dondero is proving to be as relentless as her husband in their epic divorce battle. Rebecca “Becky” Dondero, 32, plans to try a novel legal tack to get her estranged husband to cough up more cash than a $5 million prenuptial payout, according to sources. Last month, a Dallas state court jury determined that Becky was not entitled to more money under family divorce proceedings. At the trial, each argued that the other had violated terms of their prenup. The jury decided that both sides had breached the agreement but that it would remain in effect. A new trial is set for June 9 to decide if Becky is entitled to the full $5 million. To get around the maximum, however, she is preparing to claim under general contract law — as opposed to family law — that she is still entitled to damages because the jury determined that he breached the prenuptial contract, sources said. “Ms. Dondero’s demands over two years of negotiation varied between four and eight times the amounts stipulated in the prenuptial agreement and culminated in her filing 11 separate motions to invalidate the prenuptial agreement,” James Dondero said in the statement. Meanwhile, Becky, who declined to comment on the case, has a surprising ally. Donald Trump — no stranger to divorce court — sent her a note wishing her well and making it known that he was no fan of her husband’s, sources said. [NYP, earlier]

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  1. Posted by T. E. | December 2, 2013 at 12:04 PM

    Stay classy my friend

  2. Posted by Hobbes | December 2, 2013 at 12:30 PM

    "Frequent user of pre-nup agreements supports self-identified victim of pre-nup contract."

    In other news: "World irony meters are off the charts."

  3. Posted by Dr Snarf | December 2, 2013 at 12:40 PM

    Christine Lagarde is everywhere these days.

  4. Posted by MFIN Grad | December 2, 2013 at 3:48 PM

    SMU Secure will be all over this one

  5. Posted by Guest | December 2, 2013 at 5:51 PM

    she's not even a hot trophy. she's some old chick. wtf, if she wins this is worse than paul mccartney

  6. Posted by Guest | December 2, 2013 at 8:46 PM

    I cannot wait for the lengthy press release from Highland Capital making the case for Big Jim.