The World’s Biggest Divorce: Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos
Excerpt: Jeff and MacKenzie Bezo’s divorce will include one of the largest wealth transfers in the history of the world. Learn about divorce in Washington here.
The state of Washington is about to play host to the biggest divorce settlement in the history of the United States and, possibly, the world. When Jeff Bezos—the founder of Amazon and the richest person in the world—and MacKenzie Bezos finalize their split, MacKenzie Bezos will be slated to receive a $38 billion stake in the ultra-profitable retail company, Amazon.
No matter how large your assets, the same divorce rules apply.
As Bloomberg reports, this settlement was made public knowledge by a legally required regulatory disclosure by Amazon as mandated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The wealth transfer will make MacKenzie Bezos among the richest women in the world.
This settlement is an excellent illustration of fact that regardless of the level of wealth a couple owns, the same rules apply when it comes to dividing assets. Washington is a community property state, which means that all assets acquired during a marriage are considered marital property and will be equally divided in the event of a divorce.
Getting divorced? Get a lawyer.
Both MacKenzie and Jeff Bezos likely had excellent divorce lawyers, and you should, too. Fortunately, you don’t need to be a tech billionaire to afford a good one. John L. Davis provides expert divorce attorney services for Vancouver and Southern Washington to make sure you are treated fairly during your divorce. Call (360) 597-4740 today to schedule your appointment.