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    Re: $1 billion divorce settlement 'disappointing'

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    Jeez...how can rich a guy be so stupid.

    It's called a 'pre-nup'.

    DUH...if a woman won't marry you with it, she does not love you.
    Her point of view is likely that if he demands one, he doesn't lover her.
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    Re: $1 billion divorce settlement 'disappointing'

    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeAndMirrors View Post
    Your summary said she was paid. If she is no longer working there, why should she continue to be paid for work she isn't doing? If she *is* still working there, what's wrong with her normal salary? Why does she need a billion dollars on top of it?

    There cannot possibly be "more to the story" if she does not own part of the company. Whether or not it is legal or common, it is wrong for a grown adult to demand to be supported by someone they've divorced. If you don't want to be a partner, why do you deserve their money? You don't. It's quite simple. Unless there are some kind of legitimate damages -- and having to be a grown-up and figure out your own finances does not count -- you don't deserve the monetary support of someone you are not in a partnership with.

    There is quite simply nothing else to take into account ethically, regardless of whatever nonsense the law might allow.

    Someone who complains about receiving a billion dollars they did nothing to earn is simply greedy.
    These are all statements you are assuming. I get your logic, but it does not match the legal reality once all of this ends up in front of a judge. Technically by your reasoning she should not have received what she did.

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    Re: $1 billion divorce settlement 'disappointing'

    Quote Originally Posted by Declan View Post
    In my state it would be an issue largely of what the company was worth the day they split minus what it was worth the day they married divided by 2.
    Well, perhaps how this was handled had different legal parameters that I still suggest means "more to the story."

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    Re: $1 billion divorce settlement 'disappointing'

    Quote Originally Posted by Muhammed View Post
    What about what he could realistically ever use?
    Wealth.

    the guy is a billionare. At an annual ROI of just 2% on just one billion (he had several billion), that would work out to about $1.6 million a month, or close to $56k per day. I can't imagine being able to spend that much every day. I wouldn't even be able to enjoy myself because I would be spending all my time trying to spend money.
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    Re: $1 billion divorce settlement 'disappointing'

    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanSlug View Post
    These are all statements you are assuming. I get your logic, but it does not match the legal reality once all of this ends up in front of a judge. Technically by your reasoning she should not have received what she did.
    Assuming what? She is not the owner of the company. She deserves nothing, unless she is employed there, in which case she deserves exactly her normal salary and nothing more.

    Like I said, whatever silliness is permitted by law is a totally different matter, and isn't relevant to a debate about what she should get from an ethical perspective, which has been my focus.

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    Re: $1 billion divorce settlement 'disappointing'

    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeAndMirrors View Post
    Your summary said she was paid. If she is no longer working there, why should she continue to be paid for work she isn't doing? If she *is* still working there, what's wrong with her normal salary? Why does she need a billion dollars on top of it?

    There cannot possibly be "more to the story" if she does not own part of the company. Whether or not it is legal or common, it is wrong for a grown adult to demand to be supported by someone they've divorced. If you don't want to be a partner, why do you deserve their money? You don't. It's quite simple. Unless there are some kind of legitimate damages -- and having to be a grown-up and figure out your own finances does not count -- you don't deserve the monetary support of someone you are not in a partnership with.

    There is quite simply nothing else to take into account ethically, regardless of whatever nonsense the law might allow.

    Someone who complains about receiving a billion dollars they did nothing to earn is simply greedy.
    if they were married she did in fact own part of the company, at least if they lived in a community property state......

    I'm not exactly sympathetic to a big oil tycoon, you poke her you pay her, that's how it works from the trailer park on up when marriages go south.
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    Re: $1 billion divorce settlement 'disappointing'

    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeAndMirrors View Post
    Assuming what? She is not the owner of the company. She deserves nothing, unless she is employed there, in which case she deserves exactly her normal salary and nothing more.

    Like I said, whatever silliness is permitted by law is a totally different matter, and isn't relevant to a debate about what she should get from an ethical perspective, which has been my focus.
    Even that did not happen with this settlement she has. I think your contempt for her is clouding your judgement on what really could happen in a divorce.

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    Re: $1 billion divorce settlement 'disappointing'

    Quote Originally Posted by EMNofSeattle View Post
    if they were married she did in fact own part of the company, at least if they lived in a community property state......
    If that is true, even of a company he'd owned 20 years prior to marrying her, then that is an almost incomprehensible injustice. And in terms of the realms of sanity, my answer remains the same: she should get absolutely nothing.

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    Re: $1 billion divorce settlement 'disappointing'

    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanSlug View Post
    Even that did not happen with this settlement she has. I think your contempt for her is clouding your judgement on what really could happen in a divorce.
    For her? I don't know her. I've never even heard of her. Or him, for that matter.

    Her actions are plainly contemptible.

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    Re: $1 billion divorce settlement 'disappointing'

    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeAndMirrors View Post
    For her? I don't know her. I've never even heard of her. Or him, for that matter.

    Her actions are plainly contemptible.
    They may be, just trying to understand why her less than 10% asking is greed and his holdings are not.

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