San Jose Bankruptcy Attorney comments on the ongoing Denny Hecker divorce and bankruptcy saga.
As Denny Hecker’s empire continues to crumble around him, his attempts to avoid paying spousal support to his wife Tamitha were rebuffed by a Minnesota divorce court judge. Hecker was ordered to pay $7,500 per month to Mrs. Hecker in alimony and child support.
Hecker, who filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection in June as his auto dealership empire collapsed, said he was unable to afford the support payments for Mrs. Hecker. But the judge, after examining Mr. Hecker’s financial records, discovered that he had given his live-in girlfriend more than $72,000 and spent $27,000 on vacations since his June bankruptcy filing. That discovery led the judge to order the $7,500 per month in spousal support, since Mr. Hecker was spending nearly $30,000 per month on his girlfriend. The judge also ordered Mr. Hecker to pay for his children’s health insurance.