Dodgers owner Frank McCourt and his wife, Jamie, are in the midst of a divorce that legal experts say could be the most expensive in California history.
Jamie McCourt filed for divorce from her husband last year after three decades of marriage. The two didn't sign a pre-nuptial agreement before they married, but they did sign a post-nuptial agreement in 2004.
Molly Knight, who has been covering the McCourts' divorce for ESPN Magazine. said that document has been the focus of a heated battle. The McCourts agree that the document put all of the couple's property in Jamie's name, but they are fighting over the document's effect on the Dodgers.
"Frank says that that document also said the team would be in his name only and Jamie said 'no, no, no, no, no. I did not sign for that. The team is community property'," said Knight.
Both of the McCourts have hired prominent lawyers. Attorney David Boies, who recently argued against California's same sex marriage ban in court, is representing Jamie, while Houston-based attorney Stephen Susman is representing Frank. Legal experts estimate the former couple could spend $19 million in legal fees.