Nevada Supreme Court to announce decision on Phil Ivey's divorce

  • Will Phil Ivey finally get some piece of mind and become a free man from all the allegations that come towards him? The story that started back in 2009 may eventually come to an end as the Nevada Court has heard both sides and will be announcing their dec

  • Will Phil Ivey finally get some piece of mind and become a free man from all the allegations that come towards him? The story that started back in 2009 may eventually come to an end as the Nevada Court has heard both sides and will be announcing their decision on the issue soon.

    What happened?

    Back in 2009, after 7 years of marriage now ex-Mrs. Luciaetta Ivey filled a joint petition for a divorce. The couple does not have any children so the only question to decide was whether Ivey will pay any support payments to his wife as he had earned over $10 million over their marital period. The claim was granted by Clark County Family Court Judge William Gonzalez. But unfortunately, that was exactly what raised the big discussion.

    A fast-forward to today brings us to the Nevada Supreme Court in Carson City. Here the court listened to both sides of the story. Luciaetta attorney Bruce Shapiro claims that Judge Gonzalez decisions a couple of years ago may be affected by $5.000 donation made by Ivey to the 2010 election campaign of the judge. Note, that $5.000 is the largest sum available as a legal donation in Nevada.

    Moreover, Shapiro seems to claim that not only there was more than one donation made by the 8 WSOP Gold Bracelet winner but that his donations account for half of the money the judge has raised throughout the whole campaign. Shapiro's final note was that although he does not have any kind of accusations to the judge, the donations do raise public attention. And competed with “ There are 19 other judges who could hear the case).

    However, David Chesnoff, (Ivey's attorney) has his side of the story and even calls the case dead. Even though poker pro's side does not deny the donations they claim that they have been made after the divorce. The Nevada Supreme Court will reach their final decision soon and as they do will pass the news to you.