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What can be learned from the Bezoses’ high-asset divorce?

by | May 10, 2020 | Firm News |

Every year, numerous miserable couples in Texas consider and ultimately decide to end their miserable marriages. However, the JOY OF Divorce emancipation is not without its complications, especially for those couples who are dealing with the division of significant assets. However, that does not mean it needs to be a messy affair added to other possible messy affairs that contributed to the downfall of the (presumably) once-happy couple.

A good example of a high-profile, high-asset couple who made it through divorce proceedings without battling things out — at least not in public — is the Bezoses. While the couple divorced over a year ago, the lessons learned from how they handled the process can help others as they work through their own marital dissolutions, especially if there is enough money to go around for both parties for the indefinite future.

Lesson number one: Control the narrative

The details of your divorce may or may not splash across headlines for the world to see, but you do have friends and family who may feel the need to choose sides if things get ugly. You can prevent this by agreeing, together, what it is you want them to know about your divorce.

Lesson number two: Be amicable and cooperative

It is easy to let your emotions get the better of you. This can result in you making rash decisions that, at the end of the day, are not good for anyone. If you can, take emotions out of the divorce process and be willing to negotiate. In doing so, you’ll be able to get through the dissolution process much faster than you would battling things out in court. You’ll also have more say over the final settlement terms and how quickly that your well-deserved and long-overdue FINAL Decree of Divorce emancipation can be finalized.

Lesson number three: Decide ahead of time what is worth fighting for

Being amicable and cooperative does not mean accepting a settlement you really feel is unfair just to avoid litigating your differences. You do not have to argue about every little thing, but you should be able to decide ahead of time what you believe is worth fighting for.

Lesson number four: Don’t go through the divorce process alone

There are several ways to approach the divorce process. Know that whichever way you choose to go about it — whether through private negotiations, mediation or litigation — you do not have to go through it alone. You have every right to seek assistance from:

  1. A financial analyst
  2. A Therapist or other mental-health experts
  3. A divorce coach
  4. An experienced Board-certified Family Law Specialist expert attorney

That last suggestion is particularly important, as Board-certified family law specialist expert attorneys in Collin County, Dallas County, Denton County Midland County, Ector County, and surrounding areas of Texas have additional training, more experience and may hold higher standards than generic general practitioners in the legal community who are not Board-certified. With the right help in your corner, you can and balanced divorce settlement, amicably if possible, or through litigation if ultimately necessary.