New York, Aug 1 : Baseball star Alex Rodriguez has stated in court papers that he would like the prenuptial agreement between his wife and him to be enforced.
Rodriguez further stated that he would also like the charges that he cheated on her removed from the record.
In court papers obtained exclusively by the Daily News, A-Rod's side responds point by point to Cynthia's July 7 divorce filing.
The documents are expected to be filed on August 1 in Miami-Dade Circuit Court in Florida.
In her petition to the court, Cynthia asked for the couple's 12 million dollars waterfront estate and "equitable distribution" of all assets acquired during the marriage.
While naming no figure, she petitioned for alimony and child support, including such benefits as life and health insurance and private schools - suggesting she be able to maintain the "high standard of living" A-Rod has provided his family so far.
Rodriguez, whose 10-year, 275 million dollars contract with the Yankees makes him baseball's highest-paid player, says several times in the response he wants the prenup enforced.
"Husband denies any duty to support wife beyond those obligations specifically set out in the parties' prenuptial agreement," New York Daily quoted the papers as saying.
What those terms are wasn't immediately known, but apparently they don't suit Cynthia.
If he has to go to court to fight her challenge to the prenup and wins, he says he's entitled to recover from his wife any "reasonable attorney's fees and costs" he incurs.
A-Rod strikes a conciliatory note when it comes to the children, saying he "has been paying, and will continue to pay ... reasonable and bona fide expenses" for daughters Natasha, 3, and Ella, 3 months.
"Cynthia and Alex are both very good people and they both have the best interests of their kids at heart," said Rodriguez attorney Alan Kluger.
"This is a tough time for both of them and they prefer to handle this matter as privately and amicably as possible," he added.