It took fewer than six months to end this dispute.
Tensions can arise in a family at any time.
Especially after a family member has died.
This was the case with the family of Alan Thicke.
According to a recent People article titled “Robin Thicke & His Father Alan's Widow Celebrate Their Love For Late Actor After Judge Throws Out Singer's Lawsuit,” Brennan and Robin Thicke—Alan’s sons—had filed a petition against Alan Thicke’s widow Tanya Callau.
The sons wanted to address their concern that Callau was intending to contest her prenuptial agreement.
What was the result?
The petition was dismissed.
Callau stated she did not plan to contest the prenuptial agreement she had signed.
The sons acted to protect the estate of their father because they were co-trustees.
Did Callau come away empty-handed?
She was left 25 percent of Alan’s personal effects, the furnishings from his Ranch, a $500,000 life insurance policy, 40 percent of his remaining estate and all his death benefits from memberships and pensions.
She was also granted permission to continue living on the ranch as long as she paid for its maintenance.
It seems both parties are now content.
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Reference: People (September 15, 2017) “Robin Thicke & His Father Alan's Widow Celebrate Their Love for Late Actor After Judge Throws Out Singer's Lawsuit”