Guma Aguiar's mother, Ellen Aguiar, said that her son was depressed the night he went out on the boat because his wife had asked for a divorce hours earlier. Scherer denied the claim and said the couple was living together and frequently exchanged love notes, as recently as the day he disappeared.
About three weeks after Jamie Aguiar filed for the prenup to be declared "invalid and unenforceable," Guma Aguiar filed his own papers amending the preneed guardian of his person and property, in the event of his incapacity, from his wife to his mother.
In the battle between his wife and his mother, Ellen Aguiar's attorneys have pointed to this amended document as a clear message that Guma Aguiar did not want his wife to have control of his assets.
For the time being, neither woman has control.
At a hearing on Tuesday, a Florida judge appointed Northern Trust, a wealth management company, with conservatorship over all of Aguiar's trust assets. Florida attorney Thomas Panza was appointed to manage all of Aguiar's non-trust assets and Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler was appointed conservator over all litigation.
On the same day, Jamie Aguiar filed for the court's permission to sell the couple's mansion and yacht, which are valued at $7.1 million.
The couple's Fort Lauderdale house is valued at $5 million and their 75-foot Lazzara boat The Zion is valued at $2.1 million, according to court documents.
Guma and Jamie Aguiar own the house and boat together, so the assets are not the property of the conservator, but Jamie Aguiar cannot sever her interest from the house or boat from Guma's interest without consent from the court and an order from the court granting her permission.
The couple has four children between the ages of 10 months and 7 years old.