Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos – Super Rich – What Happens When they Divorce?
While the super-rich like Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos divorces usually have prenuptial agreements, sometimes they don’t. The Bezos are Washington residents, so Florida law is not applicable to their divorce.
The rule of thumb in Florida in a divorce is that assets and debts are divided 50/50 including the assets of the super-rich when they divorce. When you don’t have a prenuptial agreement in Florida the super-rich when they divorce will divide their wealth in two unless one or the other spouse can prove that they are entitled to an unequal distribution of the wealth. Getting an unequal distribution of assets or liabilities in a divorce takes skill and preparation because it is not automatic.
Another factor which could be interesting in the Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos super rich divorce is the contribution of each spouse to the acquisition or enhancement of income or assets. In addition, a court will look at any other assets the super-rich couple have when they divorce and see if non-marital assets are so large it would be unfair to divide the super-rich couple’s assets 50/50.
If you are getting a divorce and you have questions about division of assets and debts, call the lawyers at Filler Rodriguez LLP at 305.672.5007 to assist you.