A fascinating, and funny look at how the other half live, and divorce

Low Road to Splitsville - washingtonpost.com
As part of a temporary settlement, 60-year-old Ritchie Scaife is currently cashing an alimony check that at first glance will look like a typo: $725,000 a month. Or about $24,000 a day, seven days a week. As Richard Scaife's exasperated lawyers put it in a filing, "The temporary order produces an amount so large that just the income [sic, I think the author meant interest] from it, invested at 5 percent, is greater each year than the salary of the President of the United States."


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01 November 2007