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The woman who drunkenly fell to her death down her luxury Union Square building’s trash chute was in the middle of a contentious divorce — and forced to undergo regular drug and alcohol tests, her lawyer told the Post on Thursday.

Lara Prychodko, 48, and her construction boss husband, were battling over homes in Southampton, an apartment in Chelsea and a residence in Williamsburg, among other assets, when she died.

The article states that police believe Prychodko was intoxicated when she fell 27 floors to her death down the trash chute, and goes on to state the following:

She had already lost custody of her son, attorney Eric A. Seiff said, and was required to undergo drug and alcohol testing as part of the settlement.

“So here you have two parents with different points of view seeking a common result, which is a settlement, so one party gives here and the other party gives there,” Seiff said.

He said she had a 2012 conviction for driving while intoxicated and had been battling a drinking issue brought on by a “growing brain tumor.”

“I know she was absolutely convinced the pain and dependency she was experiencing that had her drinking was directly related to the growing brain tumor,” Seiff said.

He would not discuss her health at the time of her death, but said he spoke with her on Monday and she sounded “upbeat.”

The DAILY MAIL also reported:

The woman had been living in the building for just six months and was in the process of divorcing her husband, construction executive David Christopher Schlachet.

He filed for divorce in 2016.

David, the woman’s estranged husband, is the co-founder of Taocon Inc, a construction company in New York.

The couple were regularly pictured on the Manhattan social circuit and in The Hamptons before they parted ways.

Their wedding was announced by The New York Times in 2003. They had one son, Talin, together.

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