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Does Amal Know? George Clooney's divorce papers from Talia Balsam

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Does Amal Know? George Clooney's divorce papers from Talia Balsam

Post by LizzyNY on Wed Aug 27 2014, 13:29

Radaronline.com has an article about George's divorce from Talia Balsam. There's a link to the actual divorce papers (all 32 pages - even if I could post this, I wouldn't!). It makes interesting reading. Also interesting, the divorce became final on September 21, l993. Seems to be a significant month in his life.


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Re: Does Amal Know? George Clooney's divorce papers from Talia Balsam

Post by Sevens on Wed Aug 27 2014, 14:00

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Long considered Hollywood’s most eligible bachelor, George Clooney has technically been a divorcé ever since his 1993 split from actress wife Talia Balsam. Now, as Clooney prepares to marry London lawyer Amal Alammudin, only RadarOnline.com has a look at what she could expect if she and Clooney don’t work out: According to court documents, his split from Balsam was a contentious one, with “disputed claims” and a six-figure settlement.

Balsam and Clooney wed in Vegas on December 15, 1989 before he filed for divorce on October 12, 1992, listing the date of separation as late August 1991. “I probably, definitely wasn’t someone who should have been married at that point,” he’s said. “I just don’t feel like I gave Talia a fair shot.”

But despite their short time together as husband and wife, the divorce would drag on for more nearly a year due to “disputed claims,” finally wrapping up on September 21, 1993.

What took so long? According to the documents, the court found that Clooney and Balsam “acknowledged that disputed claims … existed as to what constitutes their community, quasi-community property, and separate property.”

“Each of the parties has made conflicting claims regarding the value of said community property,” the documents stated, and they even went so far as to hire a professional to come in to “appraise the community separate and property interests,” before deciding just to do it themselves.

And it wasn’t as if they had a multi-million-dollar empire to divide: The struggling artists haggled over everything from their Saab to their mattress box spring.

According to the documents, Clooney walked away with a number of bank accounts, a single family residence, a 1988 Saab, 1983 Harley Davidson, 1959 Corvette and a 1991 motor home. He also got a baby grand piano.

Balsam’s haul included one queen size bed, box spring and mattress, and a 1988 Dodge.

On top of that, Clooney gave her a $95,000 lump sum upon the execution of the judgment, and $50,000 “as a reimbursement of her separate property contribution” to their home.

She waived her right to spousal support.

Meanwhile, Clooney and Alamuddin are expected to marry in a matter of weeks at his Italian villa on Lake Como, as Radar has reported. There’s no word on whether the couple has opted for a pre-nup.


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Re: Does Amal Know? George Clooney's divorce papers from Talia Balsam

Post by Katiedot on Wed Aug 27 2014, 15:28

Does Amal know? What a silly question!  We all know George is divorced so I'm sure she does!  Interesting that it was George who started the divorce.  Somehow I'd always assumed it was Talia.

There's absolutely nothing scandalous about this at all! Not sure why Radar is making such a song and dance about it. George filed for divorce on grounds of irreconcilable differences. The only possibly slightly unusual thing about it is that both parties agreed not to request spousal support (alimony or palimony) and that the man kept the home and the woman got the dog. But other than that?

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Re: Does Amal Know? George Clooney's divorce papers from Talia Balsam

Post by fava on Wed Aug 27 2014, 15:46

Too true Katie.  The fact that a divorcing couple fought about property is nothing out of the ordinary.  I have to assume they had a mortgage on the house--otherwise it does not seem very fair that she only got  $50,000.

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Re: Does Amal Know? George Clooney's divorce papers from Talia Balsam

Post by party animal - not! on Wed Aug 27 2014, 17:11

Some witty comments on Radar about it

'Oh no. You're not dredging up a 21 year old divorce to create a story are you?' etc

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Re: Does Amal Know? George Clooney's divorce papers from Talia Balsam

Post by Picachu on Wed Aug 27 2014, 17:41

must be a slow news day for them

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Re: Does Amal Know? George Clooney's divorce papers from Talia Balsam

Post by lelacorb on Wed Aug 27 2014, 18:43

but then Talia did not put on the pavement George! she took only a few dollars

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Re: Does Amal Know? George Clooney's divorce papers from Talia Balsam

Post by LizzyNY on Wed Aug 27 2014, 20:40

If you read through the document, she comes out of it with around $100,000 in all plus whatever property she took from the home (and the dog). I guess at that point in their careers it seemed a fair settlement.

I think Radaronline's point to Amal might have been that George wasn't afraid to walk away when the marriage wasn't working, and that he made sure he came out of it in good financial shape. A warning? I doubt that she needs their advice.

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Re: Does Amal Know? George Clooney's divorce papers from Talia Balsam

Post by Alisonfan on Thu Aug 28 2014, 10:41

I think George operates a very tight debit and credit scheme with the whole of his life. He is an operator.  You don't get to the top of being Mr Nice guy, unless you remember and call in, and people are obliged to oblige.
Whatever you think you are getting for nothing, think again.  He is Taurus they love their "things" and never let go of them without a fight.

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