The late Alan Thicke‘s widow Tanya Callau is in the midst of a legal battle with Robin and Brennan Thicke over their estate petition.


Two of Thicke’s sons filed a petition against Callau on Tuesday in L.A., asking the court to uphold the prenuptial agreement the couple signed before their 2005 wedding. Robin and Brennan claim Callau has problems with the agreement and that she threatened to make them public to pressure them. Callau’s attorney Adam F. Streisand said the brothers’ petition was “distasteful” and a “smear tactic to bully” her.

“Tanya Thicke has never threatened to take private family matters public and she never has,” Streisand said in a statement Wednesday. “It is clear that Alan’s sons have chosen this distasteful public smear tactic to bully Tanya, by stirring up the tabloid media, filing a bogus lawsuit, and refusing family mediation. Tanya is still grieving the death of her beloved husband and out of respect for Alan’s memory intends to handle his son’s false statements privately.”

Robin and Brennan are co-trustees of their father’s trust, and they filed the petition in order to “honor the memory of their father, protect his legacy, and prevent his testamentary intentions from being undermined by avarice and overreaching of his third wife, Tanya Callau.”

Thicke died Dec. 13, 2016 and left his sons Robin, Brennan, and Carter Thicke equal shares of his ranch in Carpinteria, California. The three brothers were also given 75% of his personal effects and 60% of his remaining estate. Callau was left the ranch’s furnishings, the other 25% of his personal effects, and a $500,000 life insurance policy. In addition, the widow was left with all of Alan’s death benefits, including his pension and union memberships, plus 40% of his remaining estate.

“Now that Alan is dead, Tanya claims there are numerous problems with the Trust and the Prenuptial Agreement,” the Thicke brothers’ attorney Alex Weingarten wrote in the petition. “Tanya asserts that there is no chance the ‘Prenup’ could withstand legal challenge and that she has very significant community rights in the Trust’s assets and rights of reimbursement with respect to improvements to the Ranch. Tanya also claims ‘Marvin rights’ asserting that she had to forgo opportunities to pursue and advance her own career in order to support Alan and be his companion and partner, including raising Carter.”

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