Alan Thicke Estate Goes To Court As Sons, Third Wife Lawyer Up

The sudden death of actor Alan Thicke in December 2016 was shocking. Thicke is probably best remembered for his role as a “cool dad” on the popular 1980s sitcom “Growing Pains."

Of note, in real life, Thicke was the father to three sons named Robin, Brennan, and Carter.

Unfortunately, Thicke’s death has led to strife within his family.

Thicke married his third wife, actress Tanya Callau in 2005. During their wedding vows, Thicke professed his love for Callau and said: “If the last breath I take could be to say how much I loved you, then I know my time on earth will be complete.”

Thicke and Callau also signed a prenuptial agreement.

Based on court documents, the 41-year-old Callau was to be left with: “All of the Ranch's furnishings, 25 percent of his personal effects, a $500,000 life insurance policy, all of his death benefits from pensions and union memberships ... and 40 percent share of his remaining estate. Alan also provided that Tanya may live in the Ranch after his death so long as she maintains the property and expenses.”

That said, it seems that Callau isn't satisfied with the prenup, and she claims the 10-year-old document is invalid.

Media sources note that two of Thicke's sons, Brennan and Robin, have filed a petition against Callau. In the petition, attorney Alex Weingarten highlights: "Nonetheless, despite Alan's generous benefits and careful planning Tanya demands more. Tanya insists the Prenuptial Agreement that she entered into before marrying Alan is invalid. Now that Alan is dead, Tanya claims there are numerous problems with the Trust and the Prenuptial Agreement."

Weingarten also commented Callau wants a bigger part of the estate because of the career she gave up to be Thicke’s wife.

"Tanya asserts that there is no chance the 'Prenup' could withstand legal challenge and that she has very significant community rights in the Trust's assets and rights of reimbursement with respect to improvements to the Ranch. Tanya also claims 'Marvin rights' asserting that she had to forego opportunities to pursue and advance her own career in order to support Alan and be his companion and partner, including raising Carter."

Shockingly, the attorney also alleged that Callau has “threatened to make her claims fodder for 'tabloid publicity' unless the sons agreed to participate in a mediation and succumb to her demands.”

Weingarten said Thicke's two sons filed the lawsuit to “honor the memory of their father, protect his legacy, and prevent his testamentary intentions from being undermined by avarice and overreaching of his third wife, Tanya Callau.”

Source: IJR
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