Some divorces – not many, but some – are more than just family dissolutions. When one party holds total or partial control over a powerful business, and that business was formed during the marriage, the stakes become similar to a large-scale corporate takeover. Such is the case in the Jeff and Mackenzie Bezos divorce.
Jacqueline Newman, our managing partner, has been assisting high net-worth clients, including CEOs and their spouses, in their New York divorces for years. She spoke with Yahoo! Finance, Fox Business, and Inside Edition to answer a few of the burning questions people have about the Bezos divorce, including:
- Does Jeff Bezos have any defense against his soon-to-ex’s claim for one-half of total marital assets, including all his Amazon stock?
- Is this thing going to get ugly, or is it more likely to settle quickly?
- Does it matter, legally or emotionally, that Jeff Bezos was apparently having an affair with his friend’s wife?
- Should Amazon shareholders be worried?
All families and marriages are unique, so there is no such thing as a typical divorce law issue. The New York attorneys at Berkman Bottger Newman & Schein LLP, understand this. We take the time to listen to each of our clients and to understand fully the circumstances of their case. Only then do we advise them of their legal options and suggest the best course of action to resolve their family issues.
Based in midtown Manhattan, our firm serves clients across the greater New York area, including Westchester, Rockland, Nassau, and Suffolk Counties. Read more about Berkman Bottger Newman & Schein LLP.