Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos to Divorce

Posted by Erin Birt | Jan 09, 2019 | 0 Comments

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his wife, Mackenzie Bezos, have announced that they will divorce after 25 years of marriage.  They made the announcement on January 9, 2019, however, they revealed that their family and friends have known for some time that they planned to divorce.  Reportedly the richest couple in the world, the divorce could be costly to both parties both emotionally and financially.  Their announcement provides some insight and tips for a better divorce process.

Divorce Tips

There are several positive divorce tips and lessons revealed in the Bezos' brief divorce announcement made via Twitter:

  1. Take Your Time

    Out of court settlements allow you to manage your time effectively. It appears that Jeff and Mackenzie Bezos resolved their differences without the pressure of the court system. Many couples decide to work through their marital issues privately with the help of a marriage counselor, divorce financial planner, or divorce attorney. This enables them to be in the best position to inform family and friends of their intent to divorce.  Pre-planning allows for both parties to build their confidence by working with divorce professionals and to set realistic post-divorce goals. It also gives you time to develop how you will discuss your divorce with your children. The Bezos' joint statement shows that despite the difficult divorce process, Jeff and Mackenzie Bezos are able to present a united front for their family. This will have a positive impact on their family for years to come.

  2. No Regrets

    The Bezos' indicated that they did not expect to separate after 25 years of marriage, and despite the outcome they would do it all again.  This positive and encouraging statement is a powerful example of how all couples should discuss their marriage, separation, or divorce with children, friends, and co-workers.

  3. Stay Positive

    Jeff and Mackenzie Bezos announced their divorce jointly on Twitter. Today, everyone shares personal matters on social media.  Take a tip from the Bezos divorce, and post only positive comments about your spouse, former spouse, or the other parent to your child.  Not only will your family and friends read it, so likely will a court one day. If you fail to say only positive or complimentary things, you may suffer dire divorce consequences due to your  negative social media posts.

What To Do Next

If you or a loved one is contemplating a divorce or separation in Cook, DuPage, DeKalb, Kane, or Will County, and you would like to discuss how best to prepare yourself and your family before seeking litigation in court, contact Erin Birt today to schedule either brief telephone call or a consultation. We provide mediationcollaborative divorce, divorce, and divorce consulting (a la carte) services to meet your needs.

About the Author

Erin Birt

Since 2003, Erin N. Birt, J.D., CADC has focused her practice on parenting time, divorce, mediation, and substance abuse issues. Ms. Birt's unique background in both family law and addictions counseling help her clients successfully navigate the complex issues of coparenting and divorce. Ms. Birt also devotes her time to presenting at continuing education seminars for attorneys, mediators, and counselors.


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