doglover: You want to get divorced, you should get a reasonable amount of assets based on your contribution to joint possessions and your own property. That's it.
Giltric: 19-26 is the new newborn-18Wow...just..wow.
Gig103: Wow, big surprise that a female judge would set aside contract law
Flakeloaf: sandbar67: He's worth half a billion dollars ... so in other words, it takes him about the same amount of time to earn $175K in interest as it does to write out a check for $175K and walk it out to the mailbox. Boo hoo.It's not about what he's lost, it's about what she's unjustly gained. Marrying somebody who's in line to get a fortune doesn't entitle you to squat. Hell, being descended from someone who's made a fortune doesn't necessarily mean any of it's going to become yours. If he's divorcing her, I'm guessing he plans to stick it to her by withholding as much of his family's money as he can because again, fark her, it's not like she earned it. You don't ask for a doggy bag at the all-you-can-eat buffet.
SevenizGud: The solution is: don't get married. Don't knock any biatches up. If you are uber-loaded, then get fixed. Make sure nobody ever uses your address for any billing. Never have any joint accounts. Never hold yourself out as spouses. Leave a massive paper trail that demonstrates the relationship is not monogamous, that you have no intent for it to be permanent, and that you are not co-habitating.
AxemRed: Lesson: If you're rich, don't get married.
NewportBarGuy: I've never understood the court's decision to side with the "style that you've grown accustomed" argument.
ArkAngel: Pribar: Hell if I could afford to pay 175k a month I would be a happy man/did the math, if I sold my house, shop, tools and emptied my bank accounts I could support her for almost 8 months.//assuming I could get market value for everything.I don't believe you. What's your bank account number?
Flakeloaf: 5monkeys: Flakeloaf: Argh, doubleposting5monkeys: He pushed me to quit after 8 months because he couldn't handle doing any of "my job" (watching the kids or laundry, ect.).But at the same time, wow. What a dillhole. Sounds like you got outta there about six kids too late./wasn't there//easy to say nowThe court said the same thing as your Boobies. That support was there to help the family he was leaving become self sufficient, not to maintain a lifestyle.This post is correct too. He was/is a dillhole who I stayed with way too long. I was 18 when we got married and too naive to see the red flags. I knew it was bad two kids in but tried my damndest to make it work. Then after years of his whoring around and alcohol abuse I drew a line in the sand. His exact words were " get a job, not only a job, a career. Make enough to take care of yourself and the kids. I don't want to be a husband or full time dad anymore. Maybe I can do this every other weekend." He didn't just mean weekend dad, he meant every other weekend with me too. I may have been stupid for staying married to him for all those years, but after that statement I was done. I lawyered up and filed for divorce. He truly believed he was going to move out, keep the girlfriend he had at that moment, and stay married to me while I worked and supported everything. Plus come a few times a month for sexytime with me. When I pointed out that I did not have the skills or education to do that he told me that it was not his problem.Good on you for having the necessary parts to stand up and tell him to go fark his hat. A lot of women would've simply stood there and continued to take it because they couldn't stand wading through bad times to have good. I can't imagine what that's like./still not my business
SpaceyCat: Gig103: Wow, big surprise that a female judge would set aside contract lawSigning a contract under duress (the elder McCain threatened to disown his children if their spouses did not sign away their rights to spousal support and some business assets in exchange for a cash payout and some properties including the matrimonial home.) makes the contract invalid.
ongbok: fluffy2097: Soupysales: So could I ask Bill Gates for $200,000 a year? He wouldn't even miss it.It's not a question of whether he can afford it, it's a question of does she deserve it.Have you been married to Bill Gates for 30 years? Were you forced to stay in that marriage because Bill forced you to sign an agreement that if you leave you'll be disowned and have nothing?/you might have some standing then.//No farking tears for a billionaire who can't manage his family life.The agreement she signed said that if a divorce happened she would get 7 million dollars and the family home. You don't think that that is fair?
SecretAgentWoman: I married the wrong damn men.I can't even get child support out of the losers, let alone alimony./not bitter//ok, I'm bitter
NewportBarGuy: I've never understood the court's decision to side with the "style that you've grown accustomed" argument.So? She/He spent that way according to the knowledge of the joint bank account. Once that ends, they should get an equitable split (Which, in this case sounds like she was given $7,000,000 and a few houses.) and then each is responsible for doing their own budget based upon their own assets.I don't honestly care, but it always smacked me as really f*cked up for the courts to rule like they do. Some of the people they rule against are rich scumbags who we'd all like to see take a hit. Yeah, that's fine. I laugh, you laugh. It just doesn't seem legally right to do.I'd spend as much as possible if I was allowed and had a wife worth $500,000,000... That doesn't mean I'm legally allowed to do so after we break up. Dunno... YMMV
Flakeloaf: DarkLancelot: Flakeloaf: sandbar67: He's worth half a billion dollars ... so in other words, it takes him about the same amount of time to earn $175K in interest as it does to write out a check for $175K and walk it out to the mailbox. Boo hoo.It's not about what he's lost, it's about what she's unjustly gained. Marrying somebody who's in line to get a fortune doesn't entitle you to squat. Hell, being descended from someone who's made a fortune doesn't necessarily mean any of it's going to become yours. If he's divorcing her, I'm guessing he plans to stick it to her by withholding as much of his family's money as he can because again, fark her, it's not like she earned it. You don't ask for a doggy bag at the all-you-can-eat buffet.As the spouse for the majority of this adult life shouldn't she really be getting half of the estate. I think he's the one making out here.Why? Why does being his wife entitle her to anything his father did? It's a family gift, given to him with specific instructions not to share it with her to cut off exactly this kind of gold digging.zepillin: He is. It's called a will.But if the money were put into a trust, as opposed to simply passed on to any children whose spouses agreed to sign the contract, it wouldn't matter if she divorced him and took half of what he owned because the trust fund doesn't belong to him.
poison_amy: The fact that she asked for child support for children of ages 19-26 makes my level of sympathy for her absolute zero.
sandbar67: He's worth half a billion dollars ... so in other words, it takes him about the same amount of time to earn $175K in interest as it does to write out a check for $175K and walk it out to the mailbox. Boo hoo.
basemetal: The price of freedom can be enormous.
What_Would_Jimi_Do: any one wonder why us smart ones stay single.
ongbok: And lets not forget that the agreement gave her 7 million and a house in the event of a divorce. It wasn't like she was being handed a change of clothes and a bus ticket.
Krieghund: /I know, I'm not going to make bitter divorcees less bitter.
fusillade762: She noted he once clandestinely invited mental health professionals to a party so that they could observe his wife, whom he believes suffers from bipolar disorder.This in turn forced Christine McCain to seek the services of a psychiatrist, who found no evidence to warrant a diagnosis, the judge wrote, adding the experience "must have been very hurtful."Yo dawg, we heard you like psychiatrists so we brought a psychiatrist to the party so you'll get a psychiatrist.
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