Aguiar, 35, was last seen on June 19 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Early the next morning, his 31-foot fishing boat washed up on a Fort Lauderdale beach with the engine running and lights on, but with no sign of its Brazilian-born owner.
Aguiar's mother Ellen Aguiar and wife Jamie Aguiar are embroiled in a nasty legal fight for control of his assets, valued at over $100 million.
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.
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.
Jamie Aguiar wants to move into a smaller home that is easier to manage financially, according to the filing. Her husband's potential share of any proceeds from a sale would be held in trust "pending his return" or "if he is deemed deceased, can then be released to Jamie."
"With Guma gone, Jamie must conserve what remains of the fortune they once had which has been virtually cut in half due to Guma's tumultuous litigation with his uncle and his exorbitant spending while he was ill," Scherer wrote.
Aguiar's disappearance has triggered a legal melodrama.
Jamie Aguiar and her mother-in-law Ellen Aguiar have insulted each other through their legal filings, calling each other liars and greedy and uncaring about the man who is missing.