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Dennis Hopper Prenup -- He Gets Everything

2/11/2010 7:29 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Dennis Hopper Prenup -- He Gets EverythingThe judge in the Dennis Hopper divorce case just unsealed a copy of the prenuptial agreement Dennis had with estranged wife Victoria, and unless she gets the prenup invalidated ... she's screwed.

Prenup Highlights:

-- Dennis keeps all his property -- which includes a house and a condo in Venice, a building in New Mexico on 320 acres, land in Arizona and a number of other properties.

-- Dennis keeps his "separate property pension and retirement benefits."

-- Dennis keeps his huge collection of fine arts worth over $2.5 million, including a $350,000 painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat.

-- Victoria has to move out of his house within 30 days of either party filing for divorce ... but it's bumped up to 60 days if they have a child together, which they do.

And here's the kicker: Victoria was guaranteed a $250,000 life insurance policy and 25% of everything in his will ... but only if they're married and living together at the time of his death.

So, here's the deal -- they no longer live together, so it would appear even if Dennis were to die before the divorce is final, she gets zilch.

But there's something in the prenup for Victoria, too. She gets to keep her separate property -- including two computers, two bookcases full of books, a 1973 VW Karmann Ghia, and her grandma's furniture.

UPDATE: We now know Victoria would have pocketed a total of $6.25 million -- which includes Dennis' L.A. home -- if things would have worked out between them ... this according to The Dennis Hopper Trust.


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adult children can easily persuade a dying parent to cut out the 2nd wife. Our neighbors were happily married for 35 years. The husband got sick & needed treatment in another city. The adult son & wife went, but she stayed 2 extra weeks resting. When she returned, their house was emptied except for a bed & dresser. The jerks even took the pots, pans, & dishes. The husband was living w/ the adult son. His children wouldn't even let her in to see him. After begging, she was finally given an appointment to see him. He told her he never wanted to see her again "you bitch." They sold the house & she was at least given 1/2 the proceeds. He died 6 months later w/out her ever seeing him again. The daughter said "All Briget did was spend my daddy's $ & only thought of herself." Briget's friend reminded her that Briget worked all her life too and waited on her husband 35 years. And we aren't talking about a wealthy man, he was a retired long shoreman! This lady was out on her ass at 75 years old. It makes me sad thinking the sweet man I knew became so bitter & did this at the end of his life.

It's dennis Hopper's kids doing this - they convinced dad to cut her out since he is dying anyway. All his adult kids have been provided for all their lives by him, they all live in the same compound. They were together 14 years, & suddenly he wants to divorce her? He is terrified of death & in a fragile emotional state. His adult children are a team catering to all of his fears, concerns, etc. This same team convinced him that his last wife is not worth the $6 million cut she would get if they stay together. He is the bastard!

1679 days ago


This is why young women refuse to stay home to take care of the kids anymore, they've seen their mothers get nothing for all the time they spend taking care of the children.

Wonder what the child will get?

All the guys saying, finally the guy wins, statistics don't back you up. Women are usually more screwed than men by divorce, a few high profile celebs not withstanding.

I had 5 divorced family members, they got nothing: no child support, no alimony. At least my state now mandates a certain percentage of child support.

1679 days ago


Poor kid. She is one of the kids he had. Now she can look back on her father as basically disregarding her existence. For what? All her thoughts of him for the rest of her life might be that he didn't care very much about her. Just all his other kids. Why put kids through this stuff...? Maybe he'll at least have some provision for her in his will. I hope he does.

1640 days ago


You would think a "dying man" would be more at peace, and after all you can't take it with you. So why the fight DH?

1619 days ago


GJ Dennis! May he rest in peace which I'm sure he his. Stupid gold diggers deserve what they get. I feel bad for my friend who didn't sign a prenup.
I think most marriages need one. Especially if you're an older guy dating a younger girl. My friend Jim is married to a girl that's 15 years younger and they didn't sign one. I know her from way back through word of mouth and she's always been a golddigger and a shady #$*!. She basically married him for his money (typical young Asian girl marrying an older white guy). Now he's screwed because she's already cheated on him (while they've been married) and he doesn't know know what to do anymore. He's pretty much stuck with her. I guess it's his fault for marrying someone so young and not having a prenup.

1229 days ago
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