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Bezos divorce finalized -- most assets in a divorce ever?

By now many of our readers in Illinois have probably heard about the pending divorce case involving Jeff Bezos, the world's richest man. Bezos and his wife, who were married for 25 years, initiated their divorce case earlier this year, with many people ending up stunned that the world's richest man did not have a prenuptial agreement in place. However, as many reports pointed out, Bezos and his wife got married well before Bezos made his enormous fortune, mostly from his ownership stake in the online marketplace behemoth Amazon.

What to expect in the timeline of a divorce case

Many people in Illinois who are facing a marriage that is "on the rocks" may be contemplating a move to file for divorce. People in this type of situation usually have quite a few questions about what will occur in a divorce case, if they decide to go through with it. It is important to understand the timeline of events in a divorce case.

Prenuptial agreements and protecting one's business

Many people in the Rockford area and throughout Illinois support themselves through a family business, an enterprise which they have built from scratch or from some other form of self-employment. Often, a person's business is more than just a source of income. It is a living symbol of years of time and effort. Moreover, one's interest in a business, including a family business, can be a significant source of wealth.

Rental properties are more difficult to put a value on

One way many Rockford, Illinois, families make extra money is by purchasing and then renting out additional real estate. Sometimes, this business can be quite lucrative, even to the point where a couple can make a very decent living just managing their properties full time.

Helping our clients create good prenuptial agreements

Previous posts on this blog have talked about how Rockford, Illinois, residents can benefit from having prenuptial agreements. One of these posts described how Illinois has certain minimum requirements that people must follow if they wish to create an enforceable prenuptial agreement, that is, one which ultimately will be upheld by a court in the event of a divorce or, for that matter, even a probate contest.

Modifying an alimony order

This blog has previously discussed how some aspects of divorce or separation decrees can be changed under certain circumstances. For instance, child support and the allocation of parental responsibilities can be reviewed periodically at the request of either parent.

We can handle complicated property division issues

Some Illinoisans might have the image of the way property division working in a divorce, in a legal separation or even in the case a separation of an unmarried couple, who has been married for a while to be a process that pits the couple against one another. As such, many people retain a divorce lawyer to help them get through what they see as an imminent, and important, legal battle that could be the difference between financial ruin and ongoing relative security.

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