Thursday, November 20, 2008

Guy Ritchie Foregoes Madonna's $$$ for Custody

While one part of me wishes Guy Ritchie would make an example of the total inequity and injustice of the Feminist corrupted Divorce Court system, and take Madonna to the cleaners like Heather Mills did to Sir McCartney...

...the example he sets here is more important, and it is something divorcing parents from all walks of life should pay attention to as they get ready to battle it out in court over the physical assets, reducing their children into nothing more than pawns for leverage to squeeze as much money as they can from their soon-to-be ex spouse.

Madonna and Guy strike deal to share custody of the children...but he doesn't get a penny of her £300m fortune

Richie, who is currently looking after their sons, took them both to the London set of his film Sherlock Holmes.

The source said: 'It will be all over by the end of the month. The priority for him has always been the children.

'Ritchie has not wanted her money. He has done exactly what Billie Piper did when she divorced Chris Evans. She walked away without any of his money, much to her credit. Guy Ritchie has done the same.'

A second source said: 'Ritchie could have taken her to the cleaners. He is a very honourable man to have walked away.'

In short, Guy could have hired the most blood-sucking, ambulance-chasing court shark to take up to half of Madonna's fortune, as he is entitled to under UK Family law.

Instead, he gets Madonna to concede to shared custody if he agrees to not go after her money.

On the other hand, it certainly illustrates another aspect of the inherent gender bias in the divorce court Madonna's negotiations on this settlement most certainly start with the leverage she has from getting default custody for simply being female!

Good to see that Mr. Richie recognizes that no amount of money can replace the time he has to spend with his boys as they are growing up.


Elusive Wapiti said...

Kudos to Mr. Ritchie for keeping his eye on what really matters.

He traded $$ for access to his children, which is what millions of men across the globe do each day.

Like it or not, money is often the only tool that men have to get better justice in the family courts.

I only wish his example--doing the best thing for his kids, in the face of significant financial cost--would be emulated more by women.

Anonymous said...

He is a very honourable man to have walked away.
It's because he is a MAN.. were the hoe on the other foot and Guy were a female and Madonna male, Guy would have, due to the female nature, taken Madonna to the cleaners.

Much respect to him for keeping sight of what is IMPORTANT