By now everyone in New Jersey knows about the online retailer Amazon. The use of this service is becoming so prevalent that the company is becoming one of the most valuable companies in the world. That has made the owner of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, a very wealthy man. Some say Bezos is the richest man in the world, with a fortune estimated at $136 billion. While most would think that life must be pretty good for Bezos, even the richest man in the world is not immune to relationship problems.
According to reports, Bezos and his wife are getting a divorce. The reports indicate that the couple has been married for over 25 years. While it is nothing new to see potentially high-asset divorces in the news involving celebrities and successful businessmen, among others, Bezos’ divorce may be unique: he and his wife did not have a prenuptial agreement, according to the reports.
The lack of a prenuptial agreement in this relationship may come as a shock to many people, especially with Bezos’ estimated wealth. But, the couple was together long before Bezos became the richest man in the world.
Addressing prenuptial agreements, or the lack thereof, can be an important element of high asset divorces. In a high asset divorce, the relationship at the heart of the matter can be crucial to how the case turns out. If there is a high level of acrimony between the couple, an out-of-court settlement may not be possible. But, if the couple can still work together to resolve financial matters, the chances of a high asset divorce ending in an agreed settlement are probably good.