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How divorces can affect the super-rich

Given that the news of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, the current richest man in the world who is about to divorce his wife of 25 years, citizens of California would not be faulted for wondering how his huge fortune will get split up. In fact, this story illustrates how the divorce proceedings of the ultra-wealthy differ from those of the average couple.

New law in California will consider future of pets during divorce

Pets are such an important part of so many people’s lives that the companionship and emotional support they provide can be very strong. Because of this, having a pet is very popular. Sixty-eight percent of households, which equates to 85 million people, have a pet. It is estimated that in 2018, Americans will spend over $72 billion on their pets.

Divorce risk may be higher for men marrying 'out of their league'

Some men in California believe they are lucky when they marry "out of their league" and tie the knot with women more attractive than themselves. However, there's research suggesting men marrying more physically attractive women may have less committed wives, which may lead to a higher risk of divorce. A social psychology professor commenting on this topic further notes that couples are not on par with one another with physical attributes tend to have romantic relationships that aren't all that successful.

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