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When the GATES Come Crashing Down; Bill Gates’ Divorce and How it Impacts YOU.

The celebrity divorce du jour is Bill & Melinda Gates.

After over a quarter century of marriage, Melinda Gates has sought a no-fault divorce from Bill Gates in the state of Washington. The parties appear to be working on an agreement to resolve the dissolution of the marriage and the division of assets.

Of note, Bill Gates was already a billionaire when the parties met and married. Media reports indicate there was no prenuptial agreement and Washington is a community property state, which bodes well for a 50/50 split of assets.

So, how does this impact you?

  1. It’s a lesson that no matter how much money you have it does not guaranty wedded bliss;
  2. You never truly know the health of a marriage from an outside perspective; and
  3. It really doesn’t impact YOU. It has no bearing on the strength of your relationships.

Matthew Thompson is civil litigation attorney and reminds you that other people’s divorces are not really your drama.


Vote BowTieLawyer; Best Niche & Specialty Blog

As Pappy O’Daniel used to say, “Vote early and vote often.” has been nominated by The Expert Institute’s 2018 Best Legal Blog Contest!

“[T]housands of nominations [were received] for what has shaped up to be The Expert Institute’s largest and most diverse Best Legal Blog Contest yet! Over 100 new blogs entered the competition this year with topics spanning from legal technology and news to law school and niche blogs.”

“Now, we’ve narrowed the field of contestants to the most exciting, entertaining, and informative legal blogs online today. Every one of these blogs has earned its spot as a leader in its category, but now it’s time for our readers to select the best of the best.”

“Readers can submit one vote per blog, but can vote for as many blogs as they like across every category. In order to cast your vote, you must log into the social media platform of your choosing to verify your voter identity. This authentication is intended to prevent duplicate votes. We do not collect or share your information with third parties under any circumstances.” The Expert Institute.

The polls will be open from November 5th to December 17th. We encourage all of our nominees to spread the word about the contest to their readers!

Matthew Thompson is a blogger on and appreciates your vote!

Happy National Bow Tie Day!