Grant Hackett Pre-Nuptial Results in Lawsuit

  5 Gold Medal Mel Stewart | December 31st, 2012 | Lifestyle, News

According to the Herald Sun, Grant Hackett’s suing the attorneys who authored his pre-nuptial agreement with star singer-songwriter Candice Alley.

Hackett is an Aussie swimming legend, considered by most analysts to be the greatest distance swimmer in history. Hackett won back to back golds in the 1500 meters freestyle at the 2000 Sydney Olympics and the 2004 Athens Olympics. He netted silver at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

Hackett’s 2000 Sydney performance sealed his star power in Australia. Continued success in the pool coupled with his corporate partnerships and TV contract with Nine Network made Hackett a household name in his home country.

According to Hackett’s lawsuit, he hired his Brisbane-based attorneys and kept them on a retainer from 2006 to 2009. In 2007, before he wed Candice Alley, he directed his attorneys draft a pre-nuptial agreement.

Hackett and Alley wed, and had two children, twins.

Candice Alley, Grant Hackett

Candice Alley, Grant Hackett

October 29th, 2011, the relationship appeared rocky when police were called out to handle a dispute at the couple’s Melbourne residence. Their apartment was in disarray. Hackett later stated he was “overwhelmingly embarrassed” by his behaviour. In the following weeks the couple made several positive statements that they were “immensely” in love.

On May 3rd , 2012, they separated.

Hackett’s lawsuit appears to be the result of his marriage dissolving, and then learning that the 2007 pre-nuptial agreement did not meet the legal requirement. Moreover, his attorneys allegedly did not inform him of the defect.

Hackett’s net worth is reported to be $8,000,000.

Hackett isn’t your typical Olympic Champion. He is very well-educated with a Diploma of Law, Commerce, Financial Services, and an Executive MBA from Bond University.

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I honestly have no idea what this has to do with swimming.

If you don’t like it, don’t read it. You know, like most of the people who visit this site don’t read the Dave & Gary Show. Or should I say Gary & Dave Show? Either way, it got traffic.

“Hackett isn’t your typical Olympic Champion. He is very well-educated with a Diploma of Law, Commerce, Financial Services, and an Executive MBA from Bond University.”

This is like some idiot challenging someone at a local pool to race and impress a girl only to find out they were an NCAA All-American. Lawyers screwed up the wrong guys pre-nup…

He’ll win his case against the law firm Mullins. The simple fact line in the claim is he kept a law firm on retainer starting in 2006 and one chore was estate planning and another chore was to draft a standard pre-nup, which would have to be the easiest pro forma document any professional attorney could happen upon for handsome compensation. All of that as a given he hired a law firm so galactically stupid that there were errors in the pre-nup so extreme that the document itself is not legally binding, which was the entire point of it. One step further, the law firm made amendments to the document later and missed the errors again. For Grant I would… Read more »
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MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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