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Now look at an interesting legal case right here in New York City involving these two men in the late Franken -- -- and his son Manhattan criminal court judge Robert Mandelbaum.
-- -- bill stipulates that in order for Roberts children to receive any inheritance.
He has to Mary the mother -- his child within six months the child's birth.
-- there's one problem here though Robert -- day -- he's already married his longtime partner who is obviously a man they have a sixteen month old son.
-- surrogate so there's no way yet to married and -- the child.
Robert is now trying to reach a settlement that dismisses his father's demand because he says it's discriminatory and his child she did.
Have a right to the inheritance Jennifer Brandt is a family law attorney Fred TC is a former federal prosecutor in this -- at some really.
Interesting questions -- and Jennifer about how far a final request can really go Freddie.
Is this too far legal -- is too far.
Yeah it I do think it's too far Jenna and I wasn't -- and property -- and they told you that your love dispose of your property anyway you want.
But he couldn't turn around and give his property to help terrorists you're gonna kill American so there are restrictions on what you can do -- this property but.
Putting all that aside.
He's a father -- not -- for young -- as a as a father's apparent.
Good job -- to -- -- -- -- kids unconditionally as much -- breaking the law goes up and helps other people it's a get a kind of put your police sometimes it register have a -- aside.
And in for him to kind of continue to try do -- we talk about being in the worst father in the world.
-- Jennifer we're taking a look at some other cases -- also in New York City courts for example one father said of his grandchildren that they would get.
His personal property only if they married.
Jewish spouses we had another one -- grandfather said okay I'll give my grandkids money.
But they have to be raised Roman Catholic in the courts I've held both of those and those have to do with beliefs -- -- is this legal.
Absolutely I mean fret making an emotional argument from the heart but the legal side of things -- totally differently.
You can't you can't this and -- your spouse in most states.
But you have any obligation to provide an inheritance for your children or grandchildren and you can put conditions on gifts like -- now the bomb did in his well.
So this is absolutely illegal and as you can see from other cases there's precedent for this.
Courts are very reluctant to look in -- A test Ater the person who's making the well their beliefs -- their thoughts at the time they're making the well.
As long as the will -- valid pretty much -- go along with whatever you're asking to do as long as it's not you know.
Providing ammunition to terrorists they're doing -- crime in Hollywood crazy like -- and Britain not exactly.
Wait a minute when it the will requires the sun to engage in -- sham transaction quite frankly and a father knew Allen does that silently and not consistent seventy iPod nano that did hit it.
This -- not -- father knew that he had lived an alternative lifestyle the son -- on account.
And the father -- in order for the -- to do this she was gonna have to engage in basically sham marriage how -- -- Foster and encourage that.
And that's about it -- -- that a crime is about says it this guy divorced his partner -- and married somebody out but it wasn't a real marriages that -- indulging in another crime for example like -- planning out and then then there is a case here.
But then that's another legal issue that you have to take up there and then at this time if it was a sham marriage -- the white -- come in and say you know this with a total fraud and I was you know duped into doing this.
I mean that would be sort of a different case -- -- great moderate not requiring anything it let excess.
Out you know making his son married the mother of this child -- it.
Ordered yet he inherited simply not he may indeed commit a crime now he's not he's actually giving you know you know and -- very leading many parents charity -- to engage concept.
But I'm trying to -- he's forcing him to engage in a complete in other softest street that's not proper and not correct now he's not because the sun does not have to do it.
He did not have a -- only -- -- my marriage he.
He of the -- could provide an inheritance to the grandson learned that felt that -- -- out I.
-- I there's a there's -- many parts in this case that are interesting -- all of us look at our own families right we all know somebody maybe that's right an out of the well or have been given some thing because of some sort of rise into this.
This comes up but apparently -- -- himself.
The senate frank wasn't necessarily cut out of the well and wasn't.
You know -- -- from the family it was a condition for the grandchild.
That -- that makes it right -- wrong that sent to our viewers to think you know have their opinion on that.
And getting the courts ultimately it's it's up to the -- ultimately if -- for if this son brings a case the court he'll be up to a judge.
But you know this this son is a judge himself.
When they re trying to bring a friendly way at -- for -- Fred what -- the grandchild with a grandchild grows up to the grandchild that have a case against his dad grandfather.
For and that's what why I think it's actually worse because the grandfathers punishing that grandchild.
Because he doesn't agree with the father's life style and that's that's even worse that's a terrible message to send a grandchild.
-- needed it signed nor the grandchild have a leg to stand on in this one Jennifer is Frederick continue to watch this case very interesting debate -- appreciate your expertise thank you.
Thank you thank.
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