Record Breaking Divorce Settlement


8 April 2019

By Farhad Islam

The record breaking divorce settlement..

The world’s richest man, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, and his wife MacKenzie have agreed a record-breaking divorce settlement of at least $35bn (£27bn). The divorce deal dwarfs a previous $3.8bn record set in 1999 by art dealer Alec Wildenstein and his wife Jocelyn, who became well-known for her cosmetic surgery.

This record-breaking settlement shows how divorce does not have to be acrimonious.

Both parties tweeted positive comments about the other in the wake of the announced settlement.

Ms Bezos’ tweet is her first and only one since joining the microblogging website this month. In it she stated that she was “grateful to have finished the process of dissolving my marriage to Jeff with support from each other”.

Mr Bezos tweeted: “I’m so grateful to all my friends and family for reaching out with encouragement and love… MacKenzie most of all.”

The tweet concluded with: “She is resourceful and brilliant and loving, and as our futures unroll, I know I’ll always be learning from her.”

Whether you have millions or just the family home to settle when you get divorced, negotiations do not have to end in a court battle. Here, at Gepp Solicitors, we will consider all the options available to you for reaching a settlement. We have a qualified mediator and a qualified collaborative lawyer, who will guide and support you and your partner in joint negotiations.

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If you and your partner reach an agreement between yourselves, all the solicitors in our family department are experienced in preparing the legal paperwork to make your agreement binding. We are all members of Resolution, a national organisation of family lawyers committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes.

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