Interview: BBC Scotland Radio More on Jeff Bezos’ Divorce

As more details emerge, it is reported that Bezos (the founder of Amazon.com) did not have a prenup with his wife, which means she may have the right to 1/2 of his estimated $140 billion net worth.

I spoke with BBC Radio Scotland a bit more extensively about the #JeffBezos #divorce. (Listen in at 1:51 or enjoy all the news of Scotland for the day!) #divorcelawyer

(Listen at 1h 51m or enjoy all of Scotland’s news of the day!)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0001z65

Interview: BBC on Jeff Bezos’ Divorce

What happens when the richest man in the world announces his divorce?

I talk to the hosts of the BBC’s Live at 5 about the possible financial outcomes to the Bezos divorce filing. Most likely there’s a confidential settlement already in the works, as the Billionaire’s announcement signaled an amicable split.

Check it out and discuss in the comments [tune in at 2:53:50]:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0001yp9

Next Year I Will . . . Get Divorced!

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As the holidays wind down, statistics show that the start of the New Year brings a spike in the number of new divorce filings. In fact, divorce lawyers call the first working Monday in January “Divorce Day,” due to the increased number of calls. Best estimates reveal that one in five married couples is considering divorce after the holidays Continue reading “Next Year I Will . . . Get Divorced!”

Interview: Perspectives on Step-Parenting

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My crazy wonderful blended crew!

Building a blended family after a divorce can get complicated. Not only is becoming a step-parent a major emotional commitment but now add in the finances and the dynamics involved in supporting this new expanded family. As a step-parent myself, I know all about this difficult and wonderful journey.

I spoke with MassMutual about the financial concerns when tackling step-parenting. While some tips are obvious (eg. get life insurance), other ideas are more nuanced (consider creating a trust and updating your will).

The article addresses four things that new stepparents should do:

  • Decide how you and your new spouse will manage household finances.
  • Update beneficiaries on insurance policies, bank accounts, and brokerage accounts.
  • Secure or revise life and disability income insurance policies, if needed.
  • Learn how your changed situation will affect your taxes.

You can read the article here and discuss your step-parenting journey in the comments.

 

 

 

#Divorce Perspectives

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There is no question about it: the court process is taxing, expensive and stressful. Sometimes parties try to punish each other by filing extraneous motions — or even appeals that drag out a case and shoot up the legal fees. You may be struggling to keep your head up, to stay strong, or see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Visualize the results you want and where you are trying to go as your new life comes together. Just keep taking small steps forward.

There is an old joke that is similar in sentiment: “Why is divorce so expensive? Because it’s worth it.”

Podcast Interview: Co-Parenting ADHD Under Duress

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Penny Williams is a mom on a mission to guide and mentor parents raising kids with ADHD and/or autism. Parent of a son with ADHD and autism, Penny is the author of three award-winning books on parenting kids with ADHD. Penny is the current editor of ParentingADHDandAutism.com, Founder and Instructor for The Parenting ADHD & Autism Academy, and she also hosts the Parenting ADHD Podcast.

I talked with Penny about the difficulties of dealing with divorce and co-parenting kids with ADHD, especially when the parents don’t agree on ADHD treatment and parenting. There are ways to pre-plan for these parenting disagreements during the divorce process, as well as resources and recourse for resolution after.

Listen in on our discussion and leave your thoughts in the comments!

More Than Just a “Difficult Divorce” – He’s a Narcissist.

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Jessica insisted that her husband could be reasonable in the divorce, despite his threats of physical harm and emotional abuse. She agreed to mediation anyway. Months later and mediation stalled as he slowly stopped cooperating. Then Jessica was surprised with a huge motion full of lies that kicked her out of their house and ordered her to stay away from the kids! Suddenly she had to fight false claims for months to get her kids back.

Jessica was divorcing a narcissist. She believed his offers to settle all while he underhandedly created a false and exaggerated case against her that would take years to undo. If you are divorcing a narcissist, be prepared for a guerrilla-warfare divorce. How do you know he’s a narcissist and how do you approach your divorce?  Continue reading “More Than Just a “Difficult Divorce” – He’s a Narcissist.”