Randy Kessler

Mr. Kessler Comments on Bill and Melinda Gates’s Divorce

Atlanta high-profile divorce attorney Randall Kessler has been asked by several media outlets to comment on the recent news that Bill and Melinda Gates are divorcing.

On Tuesday May 4th, he appeared in a Yahoo Finance article titled Bill and Melinda Gates already decided how to divide wealth: ‘Divorce is not something to waste money on’.

He appeared on Fox 5 Atlanta as well. Click here to view the video.

He also appeared in an article in People, which you can see here.

Lastly, he discussed the matter with the Atlanta Jewish Times on May 11th. Click here to read his remarks.


Lawyer Randy Kessler on divorce during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Atlanta divorce attorney Randy Kessler appeared on Fox 5 this week to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on couples and divorces.


Randy Kessler featured on Behind the Case podcast

Atlanta divorce attorney Randy Kessler was featured on two episodes of Atlanta Attorney at Law Magazine’s “Behind the Case” podcast. One episode is titled “Randall M. Kessler, Esq. Family Law & Celebrity Clients” and the other is “Randall M. Kessler, Esq. Just Say No & Reality Checks.”

To listen to the podcast, click here.


Fox 5 Atlanta: Child Custody during the Pandemic

Family law attorney Randy Kessler appeared on Fox 5 Atlanta earlier this month to discuss changes to child custody that may be happening during the current coronavirus pandemic.


Randy Kessler appears on Georgia Public Broadcasting’s “On Second Thought”

Randall Kessler appeared on Georgia Public Broadcasting’s On Second Thought.

During the 15-minute segment, he discussed prenuptial agreements. It answers the question “who gets to keep the pet in the divorce?” and goes into further detail on the benefits of signing a prenup with your spouse.

Click here to listen to the segment.


Randall Kessler Appears on 3TV’s Good Morning America

Randall Kessler discusses social media and divorce statistics on 3TV Arizona. The segment aired during the channel’s Good Morning America broadcast.


Randy Kessler discusses Bezos divorce on HLN

Jeff Bezos, founder CEO of Amazon, and his wife MacKenzie, are divorcing. The couple’s $137 billion net worth sets up this divorce to be one of the most expensive divorces in history.

Atlanta divorce lawyer Randy Kessler was invited to discuss the divorce and its implications on HLN. To view the segment, click here.

Additionally, Bloomberg gave Kessler the final word in their story on the Bezos Divorce: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-01-12/bezos-divorce-will-cover-amazon-s-billions-but-could-be-simple


What happens with lottery winnings if a couple divorces?

Attorney Randall Kessler was interviewed by WSB-TV news about how lottery winnings can affect divorce procedures.

He touches on a different situations that can arise when a couple wins the lottery, including what happens when one spouse hides their winnings from the other.

To see the video, click here.


Mr. Kessler quoted in Huffington Post on Divorce Lawyers Relationship Advice

Originally Published at Huffington Post
Married divorce lawyers have an interesting perspective on relationships. Sure, they’ve seen things get ugly for their clients, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re pessimists who’ve lost all faith in love.

In fact, their careers have arguably made them better partners. They know what unhealthy relationship habits look like, and they can try to avoid them in their own lives. Below, four married divorce attorneys explain how their work has informed their romantic relationships.

1. They don’t rush into marriage.
“My wife and I dated for nearly 20 years off and on before we married. It is the first and only marriage for either of us. Sometimes I am convinced that being a divorce lawyer made it take a bit longer for both of us to commit. Even though we lived together before marriage and knew each other’s families well, it took a while to finally tie the knot. At a time when many of my peers have divorced and remarried, having realized that they rushed into their first marriage perhaps too hastily, I know that I certainly did not really rush into mine.” ― Randy Kessler, attorney, married 12 years

Read the full article here.


Mr. Kessler’s latest LinkedIn Influencer Post: “Just because we ‘can’, does that mean we ‘should’?”

Now that same sex marriage is allowed everywhere in the U.S., many are lining up, or did line up, to jump right in to the sea of people legally wedded. While many certainly have wanted to do this for a long time and have thought it through, sometimes over and over, are there some who may do it, just because they can? Certainly in every segment of society there are those motivated by the prohibition against doing something. Many young folks drink well before they are legally allowed to, and the appeal for many is precisely that, they are not allowed to do it. I am by no means suggesting that the vast majority of same sex couples who wed as soon as they were legally able to do so, did not think it through. In fact, as a divorce lawyer, I see many heterosexual couples who jumped into marriages without “thinking it through”. There are all sorts of clichés for these types of marriages: Rebound marriages, revenge marriages and “I can’t stand to be alone” marriages. But the bottom line is that for many who were told that they could not marry the one they loved, the mere fact that they now can may not be the only issue they should consider. Or maybe they should marry, but with a bit of caution, perhaps with a prenuptial agreement?

There is no doubt that along with same sex marriage will come same sex divorce. It is already happening. But the reasons for divorce will likely be no different than the reasons opposite sex couples divorce. Unhappiness with their chosen spouse, cheating, addiction and physical violence. But the question may well be, did a couple marry quickly because they could, without thinking about, whether they should. Human nature is human nature and people, couples, human beings are impulsive. Yes many couples think very seriously about whether they should marry, but suddenly having the ability to do something that for years was prohibited, surely makes it a bit more enticing, no? In the next few years, as we analyze divorce rates, I imagine we will see similar numbers of divorces for same sex couples as for opposite sex couples. Many couples no doubt will live “happily ever after” and I wish them the very best. But in the short run and the long run, will there be those who are just as thankful for same sex divorce, as they were for same sex marriage? I think so. And perhaps that, the right to use the same rules to un-marry as everyone else, may bring even more equality.