Exclusive: Judge Enforces Jill Scott’s Prenup; Denies Estranged Husband’s Demand She Pay His Lawyer’s Fees

- By Bossip Staff

TEMECULA, CA – AUGUST 18: Singer/songwriter Jill Scott performs on stage at Pechanga Casino on August 18, 2017 in Temecula, California. (Photo by Daniel Knighton/Getty Images)

Under their prenup, both sides agreed not to seek alimony, maintenance or spousal support, and there was a special provision that there would be no “marital property” generated from the union. The judge said that means as of now, Dobson can’t claim any stake in any income or assets outside of his own that were generated during the marriage.

At last month’s hearing, Dobson’s lawyer James Cobb said despite his client’s $58,000 a year salary and income from rentals, he has various bills, like debts, rent and child support and only had about $100 in leftover spending money at the end of the month.

But the judge Monday sided with Scott and denied Dobson’s argument that the mom of one acted in bad faith under their prenup –by kicking him out of the house, changing the locks and putting his stuff in storage.

However, the judge did say that he still may find a reason to throw out the prenup, and reserved the right to do so if circumstances arose that challenged agreement’s validity, according to court papers obtained by BOSSIP.

“So this gentleman has been just left out kind of out to – abandoned,” Dobson’s lawyer James Walker told the court last month, according to court papers obtained by BOSSIP. “All he is trying to do is say ‘Can we resolve this quickly? Can we resolve it amicably? Can I just have the funds, first of all, to get into a place, and secondly, get a legal team aboard to hammer out all of the nuances here, in regards to the storage facility, the car and the assets that are still in the house?”

The judge denied Dobson’s motion without prejudice, which means that he can still file for other monetary relief from Scott as the case moves forward.


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