After 25 years of marriage, Jeff Bezos, the Amazon CEO is getting divorced. He is the richest man in the world with an estimated worth of $137 billion. Of course this is a massive amount of money and beyond the comprehension of most of us. However the amount in the pot should never mean that a divorcing couple should not be able to approach matters in an amicable way and endeavour to achieve a fair settlement without it becoming acrimonious and litigious.

It is undoubtedly fair to say that divorces at the higher end of the scale are, in some ways, easier to deal with than those at the lower end of the scale. In very big money cases it is arguably just about how many noughts there should be and the number that goes at the front. There will always be enough to go round and neither party will need to make any significant changes in lifestyle with their share.

By contrast, cases at the lower end of the scale can be trickier and require much more careful consideration of the wider implications of the outcome. This is more so where children are involved and need a roof over their heads. Most couples get by when they are together with the pooling of their resources to provide a home. This means that when that family separates, the previously combined resources now have to try and provide two homes instead of one and there may not be enough in the pot to make that possible. It is in such cases it is important to be conscious of not incurring legal costs that become disproportionate to the assets in the case.

This is where choosing a lawyer who is a member of Resolution, an organisation of family lawyers committed to dealing with divorce and separation in a constructive manner, will help.  All of the lawyers in the Family Team here at Farleys follow the Resolution Code of Practice and will endeavour to ensure that a fair outcome is achieved in the most amicable and cost effective manner that is possible.

If you and your spouse are looking to take the first steps towards divorce, it is vital you seek the advice of a family law professional at the earliest opportunity. Call Farleys’ family team on 0845 287 0939 or submit your enquiry online.