It is customary for the mainstream media to leap on the crass label of the first week of January as “divorce week”, highlighting the increase in parties separating after what has often been a difficult and traumatic festive period. Financial worries, childcare pressure and increased time together can frequent cause enough pressure to see some relationships reach that tipping point that sees the parties agree to separate.
One might imagine that the world’s richest man might be immune to such pressures, after all, what good is such wealth if you can’t buy your way out of these difficulties. It was perhaps then surprising that Amazon billionaire, Jeff Bezos, announced his divorce from his wife of 25 years, MacKenzie Bezos. The couple married prior to Mr Bezos developing the e-commerce company and have no pre-nuptial agreement in place. It is expected that the forthcoming matrimonial settlement will likely see Mrs Bezos become the world’s richest woman.
Amazon founder, Mr Bezos, released what many have described as a refreshingly positive joint message with Mrs Bezos announcing the divorce and reflecting on the positive aspects of the parties’ long relationship, reflecting “…we feel incredibly lucky to have found each other and deeply grateful for every one of the years we have been married to each other. If we had known we would separate after 25 years, we would do it all again. We’ve had such a great life together as a married couple, and we also see wonderful futures ahead, as parents, friends, partners in ventures and projects, and as individuals pursuing ventures and adventures. Though the labels might be different, we remain a family, and we remain cherished friends.”
After viewing the press release, partner Philip Hunter stated, “It is pleasing to see that somebody with Mr and Mrs Bezos’ profile appreciate that there is a “better way” – something that myself, Pui Uro and fellow Resolution members have been espousing for some time now. If it is possible, diluting the bitterness of divorce, removing acrimony and aggression, enables parties to discuss matters such as the children and matrimonial finances without such difficult clouds hanging over them.”
Serving Bedford and the surrounding northern villages, together with clients in central London, our lawyers can help you with all your divorce, matrimonial finance disputes, together with all other family law and separation matters. If you want to speak to one of our specialist solicitors about your divorce, matrimonial finances or available orders, contact us on 01234 889777 or 0207 177 9777 and speak with us today.