You Can Compromise To Make Things Work — Even With Business
Florida business owners are very committed to the companies they have built and are loath to lose them in a divorce. However, if one person brought that business into a marriage, the increase in value during the marriage is considered marital property and must be divided.
Sheldon E. Finman, P.A., works with couples to find nonadversarial solutions to business and divorce issues. We can help you find a way to preserve your business while making sure your spouse receives his or her fair share. Putting yourself and your business through less duress will be better for overall productivity and will leave you with a far less bitter taste in your mouth when everything is finished.
Why Use Problem-Solving Methods?
Having worked with many business owners filing for divorce, we understand what is at stake as well as the pain and suffering couples go through during the divorce process.
By working together to find a balance, you will both walk away feeling better about yourselves and the divorce process, leaving room for communication in the future regarding your business dealings, children and continuing family bonds. In addition, using problem-solving methods of divorce allows more leeway when separating your assets than traditional court proceedings.
How A Certified Public Accountant Can Help You
By working with a neutral certified public accountant (CPA) to determine the value of your business, you, your lawyer, your spouse and your spouse’s lawyer can sit down and figure out what options there are in dividing up your assets and property.
The CPAs we work with can either go into a detailed business valuation or can do a survey of your taxes, balance sheets and business operations, including an interview with you, to give an approximate range of value. This second option is considerably less expensive and will still allow for a fair division of property.
Schedule A Consultation For Help Valuing Your Business
Contact us at 239-215-4952 or toll-free at 877-214-3207, or send an email to learn more about our problem-solving divorce methods. Our law office is in Fort Myers, and we represent clients throughout southwest Florida, including Cape Coral.