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Cheating wife gets millions in divorce

Posted By: IceMyst

Cheating wife gets millions in divorce - 03/26/05 04:10 PM

BRIDGEPORT, Connecticut (AP) -- A judge has awarded the former wife of a multimillionaire businessman a divorce settlement worth more than $40 million even though she admitted having affairs with her rock-climbing guide and a man she met on a flight to China.

In addition to a $24 million payment, Susan Sosin will keep the couple's $3.6 million Manhattan apartment, $2 million Utah ski house and $800,000 home in Wallkill, New York. But she has to vacate the couple's two mansions in Connecticut and three desert properties in Arizona.

In the divorce granted Wednesday, she also gets to keep $6 million in her brokerage accounts, eight cars and $2.9 million in jewelry, including a ruby piece her husband had bought for her but hadn't given to her prior to their divorce.

Richard Albrecht, attorney for Sosin's husband, Howard, estimated the total value of the award at $43 million, or 27 percent of the estate. She wanted half, he said.

"My opinion is her conduct in this matter affected the award," Albrecht said.

Susan Sosin's lawyer, Frederic J. Siegel, estimated the total value of the award was about $45 million and said his client asked for about 45 percent of the estate.

"By anybody's standards, it's a large amount of money," Siegel said. "Both parties will be able to move on with their lives."

Siegel said both sides were at fault for the divorce and defended his client as a good mother.

Howard Sosin, 54, who founded AIG Financial Products in 1987, filed for divorce after discovering his wife's relationships in February 2003. During an upgrade of their computer system, he found hundreds of e-mails between his wife and her lover, according to testimony.

Susan Sosin, 51, admitted in testimony that she had become intimate with a guide while rock climbing in 1996, though she said it was a spontaneous and isolated occurrence. During a flight to China in 2000, she met a married man, and that led to a lengthy affair, according to testimony.

"The parties' marriage has been undeniably marred by the defendant's infidelity," Superior Court Judge Howard Owens stated in his verdict. "Although her sexual relationship was not the sole cause of the breakdown, it did effectively terminate the marriage."

Howard Sosin's wealth was estimated at $168 million. Among the assets he gets to keep are $89 million in bank accounts, 10 of the couple's 18 cars, $960,000 worth of private club memberships and $22 million in fine art.

The couple met in 1978 when Howard Sosin was an assistant professor at Columbia University. At the time, she was married to another man and working in retail.

Howard Sosin served as the president and chief operating officer of AIG Financial Products until 1993 when he left the company. Following litigation, he received $182 million from AIG.

Posted By: pergesu

Re: Cheating wife gets millions in divorce - 03/26/05 05:03 PM

Isn't this why you make her sign a prenup?

Like the Doggfather can't make a ho a housewife.
Posted By: IceMyst

Re: Cheating wife gets millions in divorce - 03/26/05 05:12 PM

when they first got married he was an assistant professor. he had no money so there was no need for a prenup... read the whole artical perg

here's your sign stupid
Posted By: §intå×

Re: Cheating wife gets millions in divorce - 03/26/05 09:49 PM

Marriage is [censored] retarded for men. We get no bennifit from marrige other than tax deductions. The next girl who trys to get me to marry her will get me lauging hystericaly in her face. I am serious. All the laws are curbed for women. A man can be the perfect husband, develope a cure for aids, go to church every day, be super dad, be super Mr. Fix it around the house. She can be a crack smoking whore, [censored] in front of the children.

She will get as much custody as she wants, and half of your [censored]. Now that we did this 50/50 split... Now He can start making monthly payments for child support, alimony, just because tax, because you are a man tax.

In our society today... [censored] MARRIAGE
Posted By: IceMyst

Re: Cheating wife gets millions in divorce - 03/27/05 06:48 AM

That's how all judges are in Connecticut... They give the wife everything even if they shouldnt be getting it or even if they dont want it. They're those old fasioned hoggies that should be shot dead.

Personally most women shouldnt even get 1/4 of what they get out of divorces.
Posted By: Girlie

Re: Cheating wife gets millions in divorce - 03/27/05 07:33 AM

Well, I didn't get [censored] if it makes anyone feel better. wink
Posted By: pergesu

Re: Cheating wife gets millions in divorce - 03/27/05 02:04 PM

I don't agree that women shouldn't even get 1/4 of what they get. My mom was a Navy nurse when she married my father...and left the Navy to rear my little brother and me. She could have had a successfuly Naval career, but chose to sacrifice that in order to have a family. She didn't have to, of course, but she chose to. When my folks got divorced, I think she was entitled to half of everything, because she wasn't mooching off my dad all those years - she was developing our family and supporting his career.
Posted By: IceMyst

Re: Cheating wife gets millions in divorce - 03/27/05 04:39 PM

Cheating wives shouldnt get [censored]...
Posted By: Girlie

Re: Cheating wife gets millions in divorce - 03/27/05 10:42 PM

*raises eyebrow* ....yeah, but I never cheated, so whatchya got now...

My take on it is this: It's a case by case situation. You can't generalize and say women shouldn't even get 1/4 of what they get because that's not true in all cases. Some men deserve to get it crammed up the [censored] sideways. My stepdad is a perfect example of this. We won't go into the reasons why, but if my mom ever has enough balls to leave him I hope she puts it to him good for all of the [censored] he's put us through.

How about a woman that has been faithful and married for, ah lets say 30 years, and never worked because her husband had a good job and he would rather have her stay home and take care of the house and kids, then she finds out he's been screwing his secretary and anything else that will spread her legs for the last 30 years. Are you telling me she doesn't deserve to get anything?

I also won't agree with the statement that cheating wives shouldn't get [censored]. It depends. Did he cheat too? Because that kind of levels out the playing field as far as I'm concerned, and we're back to square one. If he was faithful, then most likely yeah she should get it crammed up her [censored].

In this case, he may or may not have gotten screwed. She got 27% of the estate, that is not really that much when you think about it. It seems like a lot when you look at the large amount of money she got, but when you consider how much money he has and how much she got it's a different story. However, I will say if *he* was faithful and Mr. Perfect then she should have got less then she did.

On another note, how many homes and cars does a person need? 18 cars!?! You can only drive one at a time for Christ sakes. I guess I wouldn't make a very good rich person, sheesh.
Posted By: IceMyst

Re: Cheating wife gets millions in divorce - 03/28/05 07:08 AM

Oh I know it's not true in all cases but most women that I've met (including my own mother) shouldnt have gotten what they did. The judge my parents had in their divorce tried to force my dad out of the house even though we were renting it from his father, the judge tried to get my mom to take both vehicles, and he tried to force my mom to take us kids even though she couldnt support us.

women who are faith and all that fun stuff should get 1/2 but in this greddy bitches case she shouldnt of gotten anything beucase she started cheating on her husband years ago...

I wouldnt make a good rich person either. We'd stay in this house (we'd just finish it off). The only car we'd get is a Mini S Copper (i love that car!) and a few other things that are needed but the have 8 houses and 18 cars... no thank you! that's just over kill!
Posted By: pergesu

Re: Cheating wife gets millions in divorce - 03/28/05 06:44 PM

You girls are full of [censored]. If you could have 18 cars, you would.
Posted By: Girlie

Re: Cheating wife gets millions in divorce - 03/28/05 10:58 PM

Not true, I'm practical. I only need one. Now...if we were talking about shoes that would be a different story.
Posted By: IceMyst

Re: Cheating wife gets millions in divorce - 03/29/05 08:07 AM

uh no i wouldnt cause i only like 1 car. a mini s cooper in purple. gizmo would be the one with all the cars. i have no use for that kind of waste. in my case what i would have loads of are books. i would build a library for myself.

gizmo would be the one getting cars (perfect classic ones) and bongs...
Posted By: LadyHayat

Re: Cheating wife gets millions in divorce - 04/19/05 07:15 PM

Originally posted by IceMyst:
Cheating wives shouldnt get [censored]...
110% agreed cool
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