Wife of missing millionaire abandoned or widowed?
Florida woman stuck in financial limbo
- Duration 5:36
- Date Dec 27, 2012
Florida woman stuck in financial limbo
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Right now a woman in Florida as -- -- financial and legal limbo her millionaire husband -- -- are.
Vanished six months ago while boating through port Everglades.
Police are now trying to figure out if his wife Jamie is in fact a widow -- abandoned wife at issue her husband's 100 million dollar fortune.
His wife wants it.
But so -- was siblings his mom and his uncle.
-- Nelson is a criminal defense attorney and former prosecutor Brian -- also a criminal defense attorney and former prosecutor.
Boy that's quite a pair let's start with the fight gentlemen abandoned or widow why is that important Bryant.
Well it will make a difference and so far -- her rights are concerned whether or not she's going to be the -- of the estate or whether she has to share this -- with other people.
And quite frankly in so far is her being declared one way or the other.
Evidence is what's gonna control this case first of all when it comes to being a -- -- -- it's too premature to declare her.
You know she's only six months into the five year window that's required.
The real issue is is she abandoned and at this stage were hit and right now an investigation is needed.
And the question up -- -- me most is why does that feel we dodging subpoenas by her lawyer why won't they come -- and answer questions.
-- -- -- If there's a will and I hear the five years from you Brian but if there's a will wouldn't that settle it pulled all the -- what the terms -- -- little miss you tap.
That's the issue here that's the issue here if there's a will it's gonna go mainly the majority of it is gonna go to his sisters and that's the thing that the wife is so concerned about.
And that's why she's got her lawyers and she's -- like this all comes down to the the big old dollar.
And the reason they moved to the Netherlands that's not really important here.
His sister Angelica has moved to the Netherlands and that's where she is to chosen to take her family there is no evidence what so well over.
That that girl is alive the -- was in the Netherlands.
I mean my god think about it -- if we can prove we can find Osama bin Laden in Pakistan we can sure find who mag -- -- in and benevolent so to thank.
Well we haven't declared him on the world's most wanted taps I don't know if I'll give that to you for the husband was last seen June 19 Brian.
You're all fired up about the fact that Florida's finest attorneys are in this fight and it's getting pretty nasty who should get this money.
Well we need to see what the facts tell us what does the evidence -- and frankly her lawyer you know mr.
bill -- is one of the finest attorneys in Fort Lauderdale.
He has the right to investigate this matter and you know while being in the Netherlands by itself median innocuous fact.
Why are they hiding why aren't they answering these questions you know the evidence the trail of evidence is like a veteran knows cookie crumbs -- -- -- to the end result.
And if it's innocuous in -- really is.
Is no mr.
Draghi are living in a life today that come forward and answer these questions what are they hiding from what you think tell us what's going on.
You know maybe there's more to this story and maybe that's why they're not coming forward.
But the bottom line is this needs to be investigated.
And Jamie as a surviving wife has the right to know what the truth is concerning her husband.
-- Well the bottom line here is if they're hiding money it's easy to follow paper trail of money and this situation is no different than any other paper trail.
Also how hard would it be to get an investigator in the Netherlands to look around follow the money trail and see if they see anything that doesn't look proper.
The bottom line is the only thing that they have done that that raises any are here is the fact that they said -- -- moved to the Netherlands I don't wanna come back to Florida to testify in court that this.
Assuring you that now I think sends the Netherlands is a part of rented -- -- -- well and that's what raises an eyebrow but why is a business partner -- Alina that either.
Well are you saying it's tremendous consequence that's ridiculous.
Or what's it obviously are and I want to clear this up for our viewers did you guys -- kind of talking over at each other.
Brian you say that all these people none of the Netherlands waiting for big payday and tag you're saying absolutely that is no proof.
That this woman doesn't deserve the money or -- I'm saying that Jamie -- did the wife does not deserve the money or she gets her small share with the sisters are the beneficiaries of the will.
And they should get their share regardless of where -- limited mr.
sure are or absolutely regardless aren't -- living before I let you guys -- one last thing.
This woman had filed for divorce does that matter Bryant absolutely not.
The question is on June 19 when this guy went missing.
Where they married or where they not married and as a matter of fact they were married as is lawfully wedded wife -- she is hurt his surviving life.
His surviving spouse and for that reason she's the one who's entitled to inherit the -- Are not as sisters while depending on the nature of what the world says but under flawed Florida law when -- follow where the money goes in the absence of well.
The question is were they married -- were they not married.
Being that they were married she is the surviving spouse and she is there -- -- the last four.
Still comes down there should get it all -- did she get a smaller portion.
And that's what she's fighting about that's why she has -- great lawyer she wants at all and she tried that she she entered a pre nup that's the other thing that's scaring her.
She and her pre nup that she asked the court -- -- -- throw away and they haven't ruled on that yet so she's got -- -- she's got to deal with.
Allen and we saw some video of Jamie -- are crying in the courtroom and and whatnot you'd like to think that love isn't a part of this wouldn't you but -- -- talked about is money.
Ted Nelson Brian sober thank you thank you.
Thank you and.