A judge has ruled that a postnuptial marital agreement giving sole ownership of the Los Angeles Dodgers to Frank McCourt is not valid - a decision that isn't expected to affect team operations but means the Dodgers could be shared under California community property law.

The tentative ruling by Judge Gordon came after an 11-day trial that focused on whether the signed pact between Jamie and Frank McCourt in 2004 should decide who owns the team. Jamie McCourt's lawyer, David Boies, said his client was pleased with the decision, but she wants a reasonable resolution of divorce negotiations that involved the postnuptual agreement.

Lawyers for Frank McCourt will likely ask Superior Court Judge Scott Gordon for a hearing to argue he is the sole owner of the Dodgers because he has title to the team, stadium and surrounding land - worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

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