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Walmart heiress Paige Laurie files for divorce

Walmart heiress, Paige Laurie Dubbert, finds herself in the spotlight once again. It is no surprise that a high-asset case, like that of the Walmart dynasty, is making headlines after she filed for divorce. Georgia residents may find it interesting that, despite the messy litigation, Laurie is not fighting the terms of her original prenuptial agreement.

Paige Laurie married her soon-to-be ex-husband in 2008. During the course of their marriage, the two owned and operated several appeal stores, at one of which her husband held a management position. Now that the divorce petition has made headlines, it has also been suggested that the heiress filed a civil suit against her spouse.

The civil suit alleges that Patrick Dubbert convinced his wife to hire his associate as a co-manager. Shortly after, the two men issued themselves a wage increase from $1,500 to $70,000 in operating fees by declaring themselves as general contractors. Her complaint states that, on top of his acclaimed fees, her spouse also received an annual salary of $250,000 for managing the clothing store. Whether the civil case will have any bearing on the divorce has yet to be seen.

The couple signed a prenuptial agreement which grants her husband spousal support if the couple divorces. Paige Laurie is not disputing the terms of the prenuptial agreement and is surrendering the full amount stipulated in the documents. The heiress' only request so far has been that she be permitted to change her name back to Elizabeth Paige Laurie. The aspects of this case are unique and may not apply to many Georgia residents; however, it may be useful for many to understand that the heiress is still obligated to the terms of her prenup and how these types of agreements apply, regardless of the circumstances that led the couple to file for divorce.

Source:, "Messy divorce for Walmart heiress", Tess De La Mare, April 24, 2014

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