Lawyer David Glass revealed to the magazine People details of the divorce between Professor Dan Jewett and the businesswoman, finalized on Monday, January 9.
She is now one of the richest women in the world, with an estimated fortune of 20.6 billion dollars (19 billion euros). Since breaking up with Jeff Bezos, MacKenzie Scott has also experienced a second separation. The philanthropist filed for divorce in September 2022, after two years of marriage to chemistry professor Dan Jewett.
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A divorce finalized on Monday, January 9, and of which David Glass, the family lawyer, revealed the details to the magazine People . MacKenzie Scott and Dan Jewett have indeed signed a separation agreement, devoted to the distribution of their properties and their debts, revealed the weekly, which was able to consult the court documents.
A privately negotiated contract
A consensus that the two ex-spouses would have established without the help of the court. “A separation contract under Washington law is when you tell your spouse, ‘We’re going to divorce and we can work out all the details ourselves. Let’s write them out in an agreement and let’s inform the court that we have organized everything”, explained David Glass to Peoplein September 2022. And that’s what they did here.”
Before specifying: “They each had their lawyer, and they chose who kept what property and what goods. They’ve decided that neither of them will be asking for child support and, because they don’t have any children together, they didn’t have to address the issue of custody.” According to David Glass, Washington law also allows the two former spouses to keep the details of this agreement confidential. “Nobody will ever know” what exactly this contract between MacKenzie Scott and Dan Jewett contains, thus declared the lawyer, unless they decide to make it public.
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A “quick and smooth” divorce
After the signing of the agreement, the couple would have informed the Court of Washington that they had a contract in good and due form, so that it publishes the judgment of divorce. A process that would have gone smoothly. According to the attorney, page 3 of MacKenzie Scott’s divorce petition contains a consent form signed by Dan Jewett, who has agreed to the terms of the contract in full. Which, for David Glass, probably helped these steps go quickly and smoothly.
“So there will be no trials or court appearances, and there probably won’t be any other documents sent to the court until the court says, ‘You are now divorced and each single. “” The divorce was thus pronounced four months after the request made by the philanthropist, who had met her second husband in her children’s high school. The 50-year-old had in the past welcomed three sons and a daughter adopted from China with Jeff Bezos, her husband of 25 years. The Bezos announced their separation in 2019. Since then, MacKenzie Bezos has vowed to redistribute a large part of her fortune to charity.