Carmelo Anthony is a professional basketball player with the New York Knicks.
In 2007, he married television personality and author Alani “La
La” Vazquez Anthony. They have one child, a son age 10.
According to internet web site TMZ, Carmelo has been cheating on La La.
They will soon divorce, and have to divide up their marital fortune of
over $200 million.
According to TMZ, “…Sources connected to the couple tell us
they signed a prenup before getting hitched in 2010. We're told the
prenup benefits Carmelo way more than La La, and for obvious reasons.
He's in the middle of a $124 million contract with the Knicks and
has earned north of $200 million in his career…”
Also according to TMZ, “... Some prenups actually include ‘cheating
clauses,’ which entitle the non-cheating party to more money if
the spouse strayed. As we reported, a woman claims she is pregnant with
Carmelo’s kid. We don’t know if the clause is included in
their prenup. ..”
If Carmelo and La La were residents of California, TMZ’s information
regarding “cheating clauses” in pre-nuptial agreements would
be in error.
According to Family Code Section 2335, "evidence of specific acts
of misconduct is improper and inadmissible" in a pleading or proceeding
for dissolution of marriage. Fault is not a relevant consideration in
the legal process by which a marriage is dissolved.
Recovery in no-fault dissolution proceedings is limited to half the community
property and appropriate support and attorney fee orders.
Apparently, however, Carmelo and La La are not residents of California,
so the “cheating clause” of their prenup may be valid in the
state where they live.