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    Re: $1 billion divorce settlement 'disappointing'

    One persons trash is another persons treasure,one persons billion is another persons ticket out of the ghetto. Some ppl are just never happy and always in the state of taking. Halley Berry's ex is demanding more money too. Get a job!

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    Re: $1 billion divorce settlement 'disappointing'

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    Geesh...7 million a month? And she's whining?

    Should she actually get more?


    $1 billion divorce settlement 'disappointing' - Nov. 14, 2014
    I've been married for 26 years with no prenup either. I'd like to see me get out of it with 19/20ths intact.

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    Re: $1 billion divorce settlement 'disappointing'

    I think our legal system is better capable of issuing a fair judgement based on all the evidence presented than we are since all the evidence we've been presented doesn't amount to very much. Practically speaking Ms. Hamm will certainly have an enormous amount of money with the settlement as it stands. Unless there was a court error with regard to the law, the only result of an appeal will likely be a few million more spent on lawyers but no change in the decision.
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    Re: $1 billion divorce settlement 'disappointing'

    There is a certain amount of perverse satisfaction in seeing greedy billionaires tear themselves apart over money. The guy is worth 17 billion, if you had a 170,000 dollars in assets, do you think you would get away with just giving your ex-wife 17,000 as part of the divorce?

    As a side note the guy has 17 billion, yet lives in Oklahoma City. That is like the premise for a twilight zone episode "You get to be one of the richest men on earth, but you must spend eternity in Oklahoma City."
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    Re: $1 billion divorce settlement 'disappointing'

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    Geesh...7 million a month? And she's whining?

    Should she actually get more?


    $1 billion divorce settlement 'disappointing' - Nov. 14, 2014
    Did the word billion shock you, or something?

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    Re: $1 billion divorce settlement 'disappointing'

    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeAndMirrors View Post
    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.
    If you marry somebody that had bad credit before you got married, it becomes your responsibility to pay that as well.

    Why should this be any different?

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    Re: $1 billion divorce settlement 'disappointing'

    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeAndMirrors View Post
    There is nothing to understand, on an ethical level. She does not own the company. She wishes to dissolve her partnership with her husband, and simultaneously demand an almost unusable amount of money for absolutely nothing. That is all there is to it.

    He is entitled to all of what he has legally made from a company that he owns. He may or may not be greedy -- I don't know. But to refuse to be pilfered, in and of itself, is not greed. It's the principle of not letting oneself be used.

    And please note that he has not tried to hold his money from her anyway. He has offered her dramatically more than she could ever possibly justify deserving, or needing.
    Texas is a community property state.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Declan View Post
    The sexist attitudes in this thread are sad. It doesn't matter what she wants to spend the money on. She could want to start a foundation to fund glass eyes for blind kitties. It does not matter. If she is entitled to more then she should get what she is entitled to or file the appeal.
    ... There is something sexist about people wanting to keep the assets/income they've earned once they divorce? There's something sexist about supporting those people? If a woman had been the billionaire, nobody would blink twice before saying the guy is a gold digger. However, just because the actions of this woman are being criticized, it's sexist? I don't buy that.
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    Re: $1 billion divorce settlement 'disappointing'

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    There is a certain amount of perverse satisfaction in seeing greedy billionaires tear themselves apart over money. The guy is worth 17 billion, if you had a 170,000 dollars in assets, do you think you would get away with just giving your ex-wife 17,000 as part of the divorce?

    As a side note the guy has 17 billion, yet lives in Oklahoma City. That is like the premise for a twilight zone episode "You get to be one of the richest men on earth, but you must spend eternity in Oklahoma City."
    Not all sums of money are the same. I'm not really sure why I have to explain this.... Hell, if she got 50,000,000, she'd still be richer than 96% of Americans. So... why is it wrong to criticize her morality and obvious greed?
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    Re: $1 billion divorce settlement 'disappointing'

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    ... There is something sexist about people wanting to keep the assets/income they've earned once they divorce? There's something sexist about supporting those people? If a woman had been the billionaire, nobody would blink twice before saying the guy is a gold digger. However, just because the actions of this woman are being criticized, it's sexist? I don't buy that.
    Doesn't matter what you buy. The woman worked at the company for most of their marriage. The husband's lawyer had the court treat the company as a passive income source to keep her from getting her fair share. This was not passive income. They both worked at the company during the marriage. I think she had worked there for something along the lines of 20 years and he worked there throughout the marriage. The legal principles are the same whether it is an oil company or a woman doing the books while her husband is out mowing grass, putting on roofs, etc. The court screwed up and the case should be reversed and remanded.

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