A gay Manhattan man is fighting his father’s will, which specifies that he must marry a woman for his children to get his money.
Frank Mandelbaum, who died in 2007, instructed in his will that his son Robert Mandelbaum must be married to the mother of his children within six months of their birth, otherwise the children get none of his money.
Robert, a Manhattan Criminal Court Judge, argues that he married his husband Jonathan O’Donnell shortly after their 16-month-old son Cooper’s birth via a surrogate, entitling the child to a portion of his father’s estate. He stated that O’Donnell is the only “mother” Cooper knows, the New York Post reported.
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