A divorce can sometimes turn into an epic legal battle, especially a divorce that deals with high assets. It's during times like this that a prenuptial agreement can often be the determining factor regarding a couple's assets. However, for one well-to-do socialite, the prenuptial agreement that she signed will prevent her from obtaining a more generous divorce settlement.An appeals court has just ruled that Alexandra Lumiere Gottlieb must accept the terms of the prenuptial agreement that she signed before marrying her husband, hedge fund czar Jacob Gottlieb back in 2006. This means that she will receive a total of only $1.6 million dollars as a divorce settlement, even though her ex-husband makes $54 million dollars a year.
The couple was married in 2006 and has two children. Jacob filed for divorce in 2012. At that time, Gottlieb tried to enforce the terms of the prenuptial agreement that Lumiere signed in 2006 before they were married. Lumiere countersued in an attempt to overturn the terms of the prenup.