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Divorce messiness for Fla House member



Jose Lambiet: State Rep. Bill Hager wants his share from the $1.3 million-sale of the house he owned with his ex-wife in the fancy Patch Reef Estates in Boca Raton.

But for Hager to get a check for $872,000, his cut, he needs the ex’s cooperation.

And, the Republican lawmaker claims in court documents, that’s been hard to come by.

The ex, Florida Atlantic University nursing professor Beth King, isn’t returning his calls.

So Hager, 65, had a Palm Beach County family court re-open his divorce case and asked that his wife be forced to sign off on the distribution of the proceeds of the sale.

The divorce became final in January after nearly two years of legal wrangling....

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[Last modified: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 2:51pm]


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