• Jul 9th 2010 at 11:08AM
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Elon Musk has felt the acute, and acutely painful, need to correct some of the erroneous statements being written about him and the divorce he is seeking from Justine Musk. Some of those erroneous details have been repeated here, so in all fairness the man should get his time at the mic.

Musk's main points of contention are that he did not "run off with" an actress as was reported in the New York Times, he never said he was broke, that it was neither Tesla nor his profligacy but the unexpected $170,000 per month in legal bills he had to pay his and his wife's divorce attorneys that led to his diminished cash position, among other things.

Based on how Musk ends his confessions it appears that this divorce, and his legal bills, are far from finished. But perhaps we can let the legal system deal with it from here on out. Top tip, Ethan.

[Source: Huffington Post]

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      • 8 Months Ago
      $170,000 a month ... that's $2 million dollars a year! Some crazy-expensive legal bills. If my entire income was as much as Elon Musk spends on his divorce attorney, I can be content with that =D
        • 8 Months Ago
        its only 50k a month, with 5 young boys. they married before he got rich (in college), and hes now off with a 25 year old actress who had a nose job and enjoying his money. ahh..men. they have it all.
        • 8 Months Ago
        @Snowdog, it doesn't help that she titled her initial post "golddigger".

        See here: http://moschus.livejournal.com/140610.html
        • 8 Months Ago
        I believe most of that is his wifes legal team which he has to pay for, she gets to use their fees as a weapon.

        They have a prenup with an agreed payout of ~$20 Million.

        He offerred to double it before they went to trial.

        But she wants part of Tesla and SpaceX.

        IOW she is greedy gold digging shrew.
      • 8 Months Ago
      The amount spent on legal fees in divorces is staggering. I have experience with this in my personal as well as professional life. In my divorce coaching practice, I always advise people to carefully monitor their own actions and to communicate effectively with their attorneys in an effort to keep legal fees down. It is difficult but it can be done!
      • 5 Years Ago
      $170K/month? FFS!

      Really, really glad I live in a country with a "loser pays" contingency on legal bills...
        • 8 Months Ago
        there is no "winner" in a divorce though, except the attorneys, and not to mention, in whatever country you're in, it would suck to be the "loser" that gets stuck with double the bills!

        but yes, $170k/month... absolutely ridiculous!!!
      • 8 Months Ago
      $170,000 a month... these 2 are dumb asses. Why don't they just settle shit themselves in decided who gets what in the divorce and save a ton of money?
        • 8 Months Ago
        I'd advise anyone considering divorce to seek an amicable and fair settlement. The more they squabble, the more money the lawyers get. With 150 grand per month, I'm afraid there was too much squabbling here!
        • 8 Months Ago
        Because that makes too much sense. And what would they have to blog about? Seriously though, most divorces are like this. The spouses try to inflict as much damage on one another, the kids unfortunately are collateral damage.
      • 8 Months Ago

      Jane, if you need a good divorce lawyer with good reviews check out http://bit.ly/bluYTI sorry to hear about your situation but good luck.
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