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Larry King -- Breakfast and a Lawyer

4/20/2010 4:28 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Sources tell TMZ Larry King signed a legal document that put his fortune on the line based on a strategic decision -- his lawyer's office was within walking distance of his favorite breakfast deli.


TMZ broke the story ... Larry inked a post-nup more than two years ago, not only signing over three houses to wife Shawn Southwick, but declaring that his entire fortune -- about $144 million -- was community property (50/50).

Larry's famed divorce lawyer Dennis Wasser tells TMZ the agreement was the result of undue influence, because Shawn strong-armed Larry into getting advice from her powerhouse divorce lawyer Joe Mannis.

But Mannis says there was no strong-arming, and that all he did was give Larry the names of three lawyers who would give him advice on signing the document.  One of the lawyers was Mannis' former law partner -- Daniel Barbakow.

Mannis tells TMZ Larry chose Barbakow not because of some sinister plot, but because Barbakow's office was within walking distance of Nate 'n Al deli in Beverly Hills -- a place Larry frequents daily and religiously (Larry's home at the time was also a few blocks away from the law office).

We may never know if the post-nup was Kosher because it looks like Larry and Shawn are about to drop the divorce -- at least for now.

Stay tuned...


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1.

Antihiatus    

1st

1558 days ago
2.

Ann    

Bagel Nosh down the street is 10x better.

1558 days ago
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zippy    

larry better be grateful to have suck a pretty wife at his age, he is one step from a rest home, so he better be good lol

1558 days ago
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tinawood    

It's interesting stuff



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1558 days ago
5.

The Truth    

So what first attracted Shawn to $144m millionaire Larry, his looks?

1558 days ago
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dolly    

A fool and his money are soon parted. Especially an old fool! Wife No. 8 didnt hook up with him because he looked like Brad Pitt! She even had 2 babies with him (?) to seal the deal. Larry King (stagename) should have learned after 7 wives, that Wife No. 8 might be looking for something under his suspenders. His wallet !

1558 days ago
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Shady's Lady    

Speaking of breakfast, I''''''''''d like a twinkie and some medical MJ..I'ts 4/20!

1558 days ago
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$$    

that's hardly walking distance for an 80 year old man...

1558 days ago
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nance    

COMMENTS BY THE TRUTH IS CORRECT AS DOES ANYONE KNOW THAT THEY MARRIED IN THE HOSPITAL BEFORE HIS HEART SURGERY? SHAWN WAS HOPING TO HAVE A BIG PAY DAY MANY MANY YEARS AGO!!!! DUH!!!

1558 days ago
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northern gypsy    


there's no fool like a old fool...time to up the medications !!!

1558 days ago
11.

Bean    

Seriously I'm sick of reading about Larry. He should of retired long ago. He is never up to date on the people he has on his shows. Like paris he is irrelevant these days.

1558 days ago
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Elmer Flobbergob    

Let me know the next time he takes a dump.

1558 days ago
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kickaboo    

Hmm, so Shawn is thinking about going back to Larry? Guess she wants the whole pie...not just half. Larry, make sure you are looked after in case anything happens. Sounds like Shawn's whole family has always been keen on Larry King's money. Get different lawyers for your will.

1558 days ago
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Bart Bertholic    

gotta love the drama



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1558 days ago
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ManiacalZebra    

Oh, please! A man who had been divorced 7 times by that point didn't know enough to get his own lawyer? He's just looking for an out. He's old and senile. Stick him in a home.

1558 days ago
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