Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, recently finalized their divorce, and the billionaires seem to have left behind a valuable lesson for the rest of us: how to keep a high-asset divorce amicable and on track.
Dividing any assets can be complicated during a divorce. Even if it is as simple as dividing a bank account, when you and your ex do not see eye-to-eye, it can lead to a long court case as everything gets sorted out. And that's for one of the easiest assets to split up, with the least questions. If even something that straightforward can cause problems, what are some more complex assets to split up?
Divorce mediation can make the process a lot easier and smoother for both you and your spouse. You retain more control over things like asset division. You work toward a resolution together, rather than fighting in court.
You may have owned a cottage prior to marrying, and now that you and your spouse have decided to call it quits, you wonder what will become of that cottage. You still own it and, in fact, you get rental income from it.
When people say that money leads to divorce, do you assume that what they actually mean is that a lack of money leads to divorce? Do people just split up because they can't make ends meet and it stresses them out?