Lessons Learned from the Bill and Melinda Gates Divorce

Sharon L. Klein |
Wealth Planning
Two broken golden wedding rings divorce decree document.

Sharon Klein shares her insights in this article originally published on June 8, 2021, in Divorce Law magazine.When billionaires Bill and Melinda Gates announced their divorce after 27 years of marriage, a media frenzy ensued over news, including how their stunning level of wealth would be divided.Although the complications of divorce are magnified with the breakup of this power couple, their divorce underscores many important lessons that couples generally are well-advised to heed.

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Estate Planning for the Modern Family: Why Trusts Still Matter

Sharon L. Klein |
Wealth Planning
Multi racial step family preparing for barbecued lunch in garden, bonding, togetherness, food and drink

For nontraditional families, planning remains more important than ever.Planning for same-sex marriage and strategies for “nontraditional” and blended families are explored.Advances in reproductive technology are creating once unimaginable questions regarding inheritance rights and have given rise to a new area of law: posthumous birth laws.

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