Missing financier Guma Aguiar’s wife Jamie sobbed in a Florida courtroom during a decision on who will seize control of his $100m fortune
‘The Counter Petitioner Jamie Aguiar threatened the Absentee with divorce which drove him to the mental instability which led directly to his disappearance and then has the unmitigated gall to act as the grieving widow. Nothing could be further from the truth,’ said Ellen Aguiar’s attorney Richard Baron according to ABC News
In an effort to put an end to the squabbling, Guma Aquiar’s mother proposed a compromise, requesting the wealth management company Northern Trust to assume control, the Sun Sentinel reported.
Jamie Aguiar arrives at a Broward County in Florida to legally fight her mother in law Ellen
Aguiar for the control of her husband’s $100 million in assets. In an effort to put an end to the squabbling, Guma Aquiar’s mother proposed a compromise, requesting the wealth management company Northern Trust to assume control, the Sun Sentinel reported.
As part of a tentative agreement reached by ten attorneys on Thursday, Northern Trust will oversee most of Aguiar’s considerable estate that provides income for the family.
The deal was put together with the help of a committee formed by Ellen Aquiar that was compromised of two rabbis and a member of their congregation, ABC News reported.
Glenn Goldstein, of the law firm Greenberg Traurig, may be appointed to make decisions about lawsuits that involve Guma Aguiar.
Broward Probate Judge Mark Speiser may consider those proposals next Tuesday.
In an effort to put an end to the squabbling, Guma Aquiar’s mother proposed a compromise, requesting the wealth management company Northern Trust to assume control. Ellen Aguiar’s legal team pointed to other court records from July 2011, which show that Guma Aguiar filed for divorce from his wife, but did not go through with it.
They said that despite the divorce proceedings not being finalized, the action made clear Guma Aguiar’s feelings.
‘The fact that the Absentee revoked Jamie’s designation as his pre-need guardian and substituted his mother in May of this year (2012) further supports the conclusion that the Absentee does not want Jamie Aguiar handling his assets.’
‘Apparently the Absentee foresaw these events,’ said Ellen Aguiar’s filing, referring to Jamie Aguiar’s behavior.
Ellen Aguiar mother of missing Guma, is in a legal battle with his wife Jamie over his $100million fortune
Denying accusations of a ‘power grab’ for her son’s assets, Ellen Aguiar said that she filed her petition to control her son’s assets based on legal advice.
Jamie Aguiar has also accused her mother-in-law of tampering with ‘critical pieces of evidence’, including Guma Aguiar’s cell phone and wallet, in her petition filed on Monday.
Troubled? Guma Aguiar’s mother has claimed her son and wife Jamie were heading for a divorce before his empty boat washed up on a Florida beach.