Valuation Of A Business In Divorce

In addition to dividing property like financial assets and real estate, many divorcing couples also must determine what will happen to business entities owned by one or both spouses. Valuing and dividing businesses can be a tremendous challenge, and it takes an experienced attorney to understand the nuances of your business and translate them into a successful resolution.

Whether you have poured your own sweat and effort into building a successful business or you supported your spouse while he or she owned a business, the attorneys at The Law Firm of Chris E. Ragano, P.A., can help. We will work with you to ascertain the fair market value of the business, the income and expenses and determine each spouse's contribution to its success to reach a fair resolution and divide the business assets.

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In some cases, business records do not tell the whole story. We may need to look at tax statements and each spouse's individual account and statements to get a clear picture of what business assets are available.

In order to determine a business's true value — and each spouse's contribution to that value — it may be necessary to enlist the help of a forensic accountant or other financial professional. We work with a network of qualified professionals in Tampa, Plant City and the surrounding area to scrutinize the activities of the business in an effort to assess its true value.

We understand that you are busy, particularly if you are contributing to your own business, so we offer flexible appointment schedules to accommodate you. To schedule your initial consultation and learn more about your options for dividing a business in divorce, please call 800-277-2388 or complete our contact form.