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

Comprehensive estate planning allows individuals and couples to maximize control over where their assets will go upon their death — while helping to minimize taxes so they can leave as much as possible to each other, their loved ones, and charitable causes.While this sounds simple enough, most laws regarding how estates are handled are designed with a traditional nuclear family in mind—a husband and wife and their biological children. Although the U.S.

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Creating a Family Motto

Jerry Inglet, Ed.D, CFT-I™ |
Emerald GEMs

December 22, 2020—Over this past year, many families have grappled with topics from the pandemic to politics, perhaps disrupting family harmony. With the uneasiness that 2020 presented, has your family defined a concise purpose for the new year that drives goals? In today’s podcast, Family Legacy Advisor Jerry Inglet discusses both the importance of establishing your family’s purpose and how to supplement it with the development and use of a family motto.

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