As you may have heard, Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, and his wife Mackenzie, have separated and are intending to divorce.
Unfortunately for Jeff, he and his wife did not have a prenuptial agreement. Therefore, if they are unable to agree, they will have to go to court to divide up their fortune of approximately $136,000,000,000.
However, prenuptial agreements are not just for the wealthy. Any parties contemplating marriage should also contemplate whether they would like to enter into a prenuptial agreement. Many parties are already doing so, as legal professionals have seen a rise in prenuptial agreements in recent years.
However, not all prenuptial agreement are created equal. If a prenuptial is not prepared correctly, it could be declared null and void and result in court proceedings. Click here for a recent article from CNBC regarding prenuptial agreements and the pitfalls to avoid.
Should you be contemplating marriage and are interested in learning more about prenuptial agreements, or if you are already married and are interested in entering into a postnuptial agreement, which can set forth how your property is divided in the event of a divorce, contact one of Dischell Bartle Dooley's experienced family law attorneys by calling 215-362-2474 or click here to email.