Determining the value of a business interest can be an important process for some people in California who are seeking a divorce. A privately-held business may have many aspects that can affect the overall value. Generally, a publicly-held business is valued in a different way—with the price of stock relatively available. But, dividing assets in a divorce may often involve disputes in areas other than determining an actual fair value.
A judge in a West South Central state recently issued an order that may help to illuminate disputes in a high-asset divorce can be complex. It is important to note that California is a community property state, but what may be deemed community property may be an issue in some divorces.