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Music Mogul -- Which Marriage Were You In?

3/18/2009 3:12 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jimmy IovineThe ex of Jimmy Iovine may have thought she was the one doing the dumping when she filed for divorce last week, but apparently Jimmy checked out of the marriage long before she did.

According to Jimmy's response filed yesterday, the couple separated on January 15. But Vicky Iovine is under the impression the marriage ended a month later on February 15.

And get this -- despite being worth more than almost everyone, Jimmy wants each side to pay their own legal fees.

But Jimmy's got one powerful thing on his side -- Disso Queen Laura Wasser is his lawyer.


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A good lawyer means little in divorce. Judges mostly side with the woman. Men mostly always lose in court.

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Why I like Laura Wasserman is she gets a lot of celebrity clients but she seems to really try to get the matters resolved quickly. So everyone can move on. I suspect thats why you call her the disso queen. Seems like the other celeb lawyers drag things out unnecessarily.

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I wonder if Vicki is going to write the Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce.

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These dates don't mean what most people think they mean. The main reason for disagreements on these dates, is that a separation date can be the day that the couple just spoke about separating, not always the date the couple physically separated. Also, community property is calculated up until the date of separation. She's trying to squeeze in one more month of community property here. This guy makes bank, that's probably another 1 million + for them to split up in court.

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SoCal Razzles    

Who the hell is Jimmy Lovine? Never heard of him but he sounds like a total douchebag.

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He's probably trying to weasel out on a month of community property. It is astonishing how a guy can have so much money and be so greedy. How much money does a person need. Pay the legal bills, settle it rightly, you've shared a life and many years together. How much is a month of community property or some legal bills going to affect his bottom line. Now he's tossing aside the wife, screwing her over, and moving on to what -- a ridiculous 19 year old?? Same old boring story. Women get royally screwed in court (and in life) all the time, sounds like a commenter above has a personal axe to grind.

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I love the sensitivity TMZ is showing his kids who obviously have their peers reading about their personal lives on TMZ. Two of his kids are still in high school and have to go to school with their friends having knowledge of the matter. Jimmy has never put himself into the public eye and now all of a sudden hes a topic of discussion...stick to vag shots TMZ its what your good at.

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Okay, how can you criticize him when you don't even know who he is? His name is Iovine not Lovine. He has worked with bands including U2, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Wallflowers, Three Dog Night, Stevie Nicks, Dire Straits, Patti Smith and Bruce Springsteen. He also discovered Eminem. BIG MUSIC PRODUCER!!

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It's pretty standard that family law clients filing Petitions/Responses in regards to a dissolution, check that the other party pay the legal fees. Hopefully they'll come up with a nice settlement agreement!

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Jimmy Iovine is the president of the Interscope Records - probably the biggest label in the world. Some would say, and they would be mostly correct, that he is the 2nd most powerful man in the music business, secondly only to Doug Morris, the president of Universal Music.

Jimmy Iovine is worth in area of $900 million.

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