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post #16 of 48
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Originally Posted by kwilkinson View Post
This is insane. I assume the $120k a month is from the divorce? If you are living alone, with your kids grown up and out of the house, it seems absolute bullshit that you won 120k a month. Why do you need that much? That is fucked up. I feel bad for your ex, having to pay you 1.5 million a year for pretty much no reason.

It's to support "the lifestyle to which she is accustomed," no doubt. Also, a lot of judges probably build into their calculation the fact that the woman hasn't been working all those years of marriage, so they're accounting for lost wages and wage growth opportunities, etc.

Try to think about it from the opposite perspective. Let's say you married some hotshot career woman, and you decided to be the house husband. Let's say you were married for 20-odd years, at which point you got divorced. What would you feel you'd be entitled to?

I'm not saying I agree with all divorce court decisions, or with the way they tend to be heavily in favor of the woman in most cases. But a lot of men don't even try to consider the woman's perspective. It's worth doing: if not for sympathy, then at the very least, to understand why you need to try to make a marriage work.
post #17 of 48
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Originally Posted by Arrogant Bastard View Post
It's to support "the lifestyle to which she is accustomed," no doubt. Also, a lot of judges probably build into their calculation the fact that the woman hasn't been working all those years of marriage, so they're accounting for lost wages and wage growth opportunities, etc. Try to think about it from the opposite perspective. Let's say you married some hotshot career woman, and you decided to be the house husband. Let's say you were married for 20-odd years, at which point you got divorced. What would you feel you'd be entitled to? I'm not saying I agree with all divorce court decisions, or with the way they tend to be heavily in favor of the woman in most cases. But a lot of men don't even try to consider the woman's perspective. It's worth doing: if not for sympathy, then at the very least, to understand why you need to try to make a marriage work.
I get the point of it. And I understand it. I totally understand and support child support laws. But 1.5 million a year is fucking ridiculous, no matter what "lifestyle she became accustomed to." If she was making her own 1.5 mil a year and then gave it up to marry this man and quit her job to raise his kids, then it might make a lick of sense. But it doesn't seem to be the case. It just seems insane. I need to marry some rich woman and raise her kids for 20 years and then divorce her for my pay out. I'd gladly give up 20 years of my life if for the rest of my life I got $1,440,000 a year. My opinion has nothing to do with sympathy or lack thereof. I just don't think anyone deserves that much money for absolutely no reason at all. And like I said, I understand why it is in place and why the reward is so often given out. I just feel bad for the guy who has to pay that much for no reason.
post #18 of 48
The arts have been hurt really bad by the economy. Many orchestras (mine inculded) had to reduce their seasons drastically. So I would recommend supporting a professional orchestra. A good donation would allow an extended season and better wages for musicians. If you need a recommendation, PM me for details.
post #19 of 48
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Originally Posted by musicguy View Post
The arts have been hurt really bad by the economy. Many orchestras (mine inculded) had to reduce their seasons drastically. So I would recommend supporting a professional orchestra. A good donation would allow an extended season and better wages for musicians. If you need a recommendation, PM me for details.
Hey this is a good idea. Nothing like going to see a good symphony, but the opportunities are getting smaller and smaller these days. And yes, it makes sense if you were in upper management of a big company and on a career track to become a VP/CEO, in finance, had a law degree from a big name school, a surgeon, etc. But unless that is the case...
post #20 of 48
Hypothetically, which I'm assuming the OP's question is, I'd likely give up regular work and do charity work: nothing fancy, nothing too "out there," just work in a local homeless shelter or help coach kids football. Just give some time back. I'd largely do this to stop getting bored: where as I don't object to donations, it doesn't really get you out of the house.
post #21 of 48
just a general Q:
Lets say you were married and lived a 75K/year lifestyle on a 500K/year salary
Then you got divorced, do you still need to pay the equivalent of a 500k/year lifestyle even though you lived a 75k/year one?
post #22 of 48
Do charlie as answer 2.
post #23 of 48
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Originally Posted by Arrogant Bastard View Post
Almost 1 gram in just 2 lines? Maradona? Scarface?
post #24 of 48
I would continue to work, but travel more often and donate to charity. Invest too!
post #25 of 48
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Originally Posted by SpallaCamiccia View Post
Almost 1 gram in just 2 lines? Maradona? Scarface?

Yeah, they're pretty absurdly fat lines. I just pulled the first "cocaine" image I found on Google. I half suspected someone would call me out on the line thickness, and you win.
post #26 of 48
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Originally Posted by kwilkinson View Post
I get the point of it. And I understand it. I totally understand and support child support laws. But 1.5 million a year is fucking ridiculous, no matter what "lifestyle she became accustomed to." If she was making her own 1.5 mil a year and then gave it up to marry this man and quit her job to raise his kids, then it might make a lick of sense. But it doesn't seem to be the case. It just seems insane. I need to marry some rich woman and raise her kids for 20 years and then divorce her for my pay out. I'd gladly give up 20 years of my life if for the rest of my life I got $1,440,000 a year.
My opinion has nothing to do with sympathy or lack thereof. I just don't think anyone deserves that much money for absolutely no reason at all. And like I said, I understand why it is in place and why the reward is so often given out. I just feel bad for the guy who has to pay that much for no reason.

The idea is that you gave up 20 years of salary + potential salary progression. Time value of money and all.

Not worth arguing about, though.
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post #28 of 48
Move to Roquebrune-Cap-Martin.
post #29 of 48
I would invest half of it in low risk mutual funds and then take the other half over to my friend Asadulah who works in securities...
post #30 of 48
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Originally Posted by kwilkinson View Post
I get the point of it. And I understand it. I totally understand and support child support laws. But 1.5 million a year is fucking ridiculous, no matter what "lifestyle she became accustomed to." If she was making her own 1.5 mil a year and then gave it up to marry this man and quit her job to raise his kids, then it might make a lick of sense. But it doesn't seem to be the case. It just seems insane. I need to marry some rich woman and raise her kids for 20 years and then divorce her for my pay out. I'd gladly give up 20 years of my life if for the rest of my life I got $1,440,000 a year.
My opinion has nothing to do with sympathy or lack thereof. I just don't think anyone deserves that much money for absolutely no reason at all. And like I said, I understand why it is in place and why the reward is so often given out. I just feel bad for the guy who has to pay that much for no reason.

I think that you should reassess how you feel about this, because I agree 100%.
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