What are your thoughts on community property laws?
As Bezoes are divorcing, news outlets are discussing what Ms. Mackenzie will get. In a community property state, this is half, because Mr. Jeff did not have much assets, I assume, before marriage and even then assets are probably accidentally commingled anyway after 25 years. Further, if we would add hypothetical child support here, Mackenzie will get an uncapped sum propertionate to Jeff's income, so overall Mackenzie would gets more than half as a baseline. I assume no prenap.
Do you subscribe to the idea that without Mackenzie Jeff would have made half / less than half of what he has made?
Is this an fair tax on successful people? What if this baseline works as a tempting leverage for a less successful partner, and possibly poisons relationship?
I have no problem to keep existing laws for e.g. 2mln of assets. Above this -- I don't get the fairness or benefits to the society of such a redistribution of wealth.
Do you think that a prenap is the only way to go?