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overedge
07-20-2010, 02:39 AM
Interesting. I wonder if that's true.

I'm pretty sure she filed for divorce, but I don't remember reading that it had been finalized. There were some discussions about how much she wanted to get for 20+ years of putting up with him.

I also remember reading that being a good Catholic and all :rolleyes: Mel wanted an annulment rather than a divorce, and that his dad's wacko breakaway more-Catholic-than-the-Catholics church had agreed to grant him one. I don't know how much validity that has, though....

succubus
07-20-2010, 02:57 AM
With the 7 children from his wife as well as who knows how many illegitimate kids from his various affairs, the 'I'm supporting everybody' is not far from the truth. Maybe he'll learn to keep his doobie in his pants from now on, or perhaps engage the use of a *ahem* prophylactic.

Rex
07-20-2010, 03:21 AM
If the blind items at ACG.com are right, maybe Gibson and Russell Crowe might have something in common.

overedge
07-20-2010, 03:52 AM
If the blind items at ACG.com are right, maybe Gibson and Russell Crowe might have something in common.

They're boyfriends? :P

cruisin
07-20-2010, 04:29 AM
What is ACG.com?

attyfan
07-20-2010, 04:44 AM
Mel had no prenup. Under California law, a marriage that lasts longer than 10 years gets assets divided 50/50 (if I'm wrong, someone like reckless can jump in and correct me) Additionally, only one of his kids with Robyn is under 18. So, he was worth around 900 million at the time (and I'm sorry, I can't remember where I read this or I'd link to a source) of his divorce, I hardly feel bad for him.

In California, all property earned during the marriage by either party is "community property" and is split 50/50 -- regardless of the duration of the marriage. Gifts, inheritances, and property owned before marriage are "separate property" -- and are not divided, unless mingled with community property.

When the marriage is of long duration, however, and one spouse did not bring home an income for that reason, that spouse can get spousal support (aka "alimony") for life.

Rex
07-20-2010, 05:24 AM
They're boyfriends? :P

:lol: Yeah, and they both have shitty taste in men!!!


What is ACG.com?

Actually it's AGC, my bad. It stands for Alt.Gossip.Celebrities. It gathers up and posts all the latest blind items (scroll down to #33): AGC - July & August (http://www.agcwebpages.com/BLINDITEMS/2010/JULYAUG.html)

Prancer
07-20-2010, 06:51 AM
I apologize for using the word, rape, in such a manner, but grossly unfair divorce settlements really annoy me.

What would be fair? And you don't have to answer, as there really is no answer; "fair" in such cases is always going to be relative and in the eye of the beholder.

If TMZ is to be believed, the financial problem is lack of liquidity: http://www.tmz.com/2010/04/08/mel-gibson-divorce-robyn-gibson-marriage-court/

bek
07-20-2010, 07:23 AM
Originally Posted by bandit
I apologize for using the word, rape, in such a manner, but grossly unfair divorce settlements really annoy me.


How do you know what's fair or unfair in this case. I mean first of all, in a lot of marriages, you may have one spouse who gives up part of their career, for the sake of the family. For example my Aunt always was interested in being a lawyer, but she choose to become a teacher instead. Because her husband was a doctor, and she felt that well someone needed to have a bit more of a flexible career, for their kids sake. In the opposite case, her daughter is the doctor, and the Son in law has a career, but a less stressful one-for the kids sake. In both cases you have people making choices for the family unit. But they are working together. If we are to say that it should all be what you personally make, than you will have no parents being willing to make those kind of sacrifices, and I frankly think that would be quite sad....

And besides how do you know Robyn had NOTHING to do with Mel's success. Mel was just taking off when he married her, but he wasn't a billionare then. She was by many reports a calming influence on Mel. Its totally possible that she could have helped him make choices that made him the success he is today.

The fact is when you marry someone you make promises. And people make life choices based on those promises. Even for example Tiger Wood's wife Elin. Both her and her sister had been college students before they became nannies, and her sister went back to school and is now a lawyer. There's a good chance that Elin if she had not married Tiger, would have done the same. Sure she'd have never made Tiger kind of money but still....Tiger certainly made some promises when he married her, and a big reason that marriage ended was Tiger's inability to keep promises.

orbitz
07-20-2010, 01:49 PM
With the 7 children from his wife as well as who knows how many illegitimate kids from his various affairs, the 'I'm supporting everybody' is not far from the truth. Maybe he'll learn to keep his doobie in his pants from now on, or perhaps engage the use of a *ahem* prophylactic.

The doobie has its own brain and can think for itself.

mag
07-21-2010, 03:00 AM
whole post

ITA! It is very difficult to have two high powered careers and kids and have any quality of life. Not impossible, just difficult. I know lots of couples where one person has scaled back their career or decided to stay home with kids because the couple together decided that that was the best thing for their family and for their quality of life. In almost every case I know of the career of the person who stays at work moves ahead faster. IMO it is because this person doesn't have the same responsibilities at home and is able to focus on his or her career. My DH openly admits that he would not be anywhere as successful as he is if he hadn't married me :D I was the one with the career and the contacts when we met and that helped him start out. Later, we decided that I would stay home with the kids. He was able to leave town on business, work late, go in early etc. at any time without having to worry about picking up kids or staying home with sick kids etc.

We don't plan to divorce (we're both far too lazy for that) but you can bet your house that if we did I would want and get and deserve 50% of everything.

kwanfan1818
07-21-2010, 03:29 AM
In California, all property earned during the marriage by either party is "community property" and is split 50/50 -- regardless of the duration of the marriage. Gifts, inheritances, and property owned before marriage are "separate property" -- and are not divided, unless mingled with community property.

When the marriage is of long duration, however, and one spouse did not bring home an income for that reason, that spouse can get spousal support (aka "alimony") for life.
Whew, only because with ten years being the time needed to claim Social Security spousal benefits, that would be a double-whammy incentive to dump one's spouse by the 10-year mark.

Auntie
07-21-2010, 12:50 PM
We don't plan to divorce (we're both far too lazy for that) but you can bet your house that if we did I would want and get and deserve 50% of everything.

Too lazy to divorce. :lol: We basically say the same thing at my house. From our perspective, divorce looks absolutely exhausting, especially when children are involved.

cruisin
07-21-2010, 02:23 PM
Too lazy to divorce. :lol: We basically say the same thing at my house. From our perspective, divorce looks absolutely exhausting, especially when children are involved.

It is. My parents divorced, it was horrible. My brother and I were in our 20's and we were still dragged into it. As bad as it is for small kids, it's also bad for adult kids, just for different reasons. And even now, my Dad passed away 2 years ago, we still have to hear about it from my mother.

attyfan
07-21-2010, 02:44 PM
Whew, only because with ten years being the time needed to claim Social Security spousal benefits, that would be a double-whammy incentive to dump one's spouse by the 10-year mark.

Not necessarily, since (a) the community property laws mean the property is divided regardless of duration and (b) temporary spousal support may still be required, while the spouse who needs it re-trains, finds work, etc.