Business owners and business professionals often have the most to lose when they divorce. Not only will they have to deal with emotional issues of an ending marriage, potential estrangement from children and the loss of the family home, they can lose control of their businesses and, thus, their futures.
A typical point of contention in divorce is the value of a family business. Spouses with varying skill sets often collaborate to build thriving companies and professional firms. Few have prenuptials or partnership agreements that detail a process for valuing the business.