Many Virginia residents have probably noticed the headlines regarding the separation of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie. The divorce has been riddled with stories of adultery and threats of blackmail. While this type of split isn’t exactly typical, it’s not unusual for high-asset divorces to be complex. There are a few lessons that can be taken away from this celebrity breakup.
In private, there is usually a lot of friction between soon-to-be ex-spouses. Despite the bad feelings that each party may have toward each other, developing a divorce story may be a good idea. In the case of Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos, they released a joint statement that indicated their decision to divorce but to continue as friends. Having an agreed-upon narrative can set a more positive tone for a divorce, which may be beneficial for any children involved and prevent gossip.
Another lesson that can be learned is that couples going through a divorce should expect bumps in the road. While most individuals do not need to worry about major news outlets exposing personal details, it is helpful to keep in mind that issues and problems are likely to come up along the way. They may be financial issues. In many marriages, one spouse may be more involved with the finances than the other. This could lead to the other partner being surprised about assets or debts as they go through the property division process.
Many questions come up as a person goes through a divorce. However, a family law attorney could provide advice about divorce legal issues such as property division, child custody, alimony, and more. If necessary, an attorney could represent their client in court.