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Obtaining Proper Business Valuation In Your Bay Area Divorce

The stakes are high when valuation and division of your East Bay business assets are being decided as part of a divorce proceeding. Enlist the help of an experienced divorce lawyer to obtain a fair stake in the property division process. Business valuation in divorce may often involve disputes over the method of determining value.

It is important to assess the business structure and market and applying appropriate valuation principles when retaining the business as an entity.  The options for dividing marital property in line with your goals may include choices. Working with lawyers with the financial acumen to know the nuances and access to a range of potential expert witnesses is vital.

When you select the Law Offices of John A. Guthrie in Pleasanton and Danville, you will work directly with one of our skilled business valuation attorneys. We first get to know your business goals. Our lawyers evaluate the details and discuss whether a buyout, sale or another arrangement might be most appropriate for you. We serve clients in Alameda County, Contra Costa County and throughout the Bay Area.

We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your concerns. Our lawyers explain how we can help, in line with your circumstances. Call 925-271-4342 to schedule a meeting at our Pleasanton or Danville office.

Solutions For Business Owners In Complex Divorces

Since 1990, we have been handling complex and high-asset divorce disputes.  Our extensive experience includes divorces that involve closely-held businesses, franchises and startups with substantial assets and debts. We offer an aggressive approach tempered with judgment to negotiate an equitable distribution of your marital estate.

Depending on your goals, we will strive to preserve the business. When necessary, we may help you to liquidate the assets of the business and fairly distribute them between you and your former spouse. Our lawyers are skilled negotiators — and divorce litigators. We understand the issues that must be addressed to finalize a buyout to keep the business in your control, or alternative result that serves your best interests.

Tracing To Characterize Property In A Community Property State

Before reaching any agreement, we consult with forensic accountants and business valuation experts. Our legal team analyzes the history of the business, as well as evaluating income projections based on market indicators. For example, if you started a business before you got married, we will trace assets and profits to determine if they might be considered as community or separate property (not subject to division).

We ensure all the facts are on the table to help to pursue a fair property award in divorce.

Schedule A Free Initial Consultation Now

Trust our skilled attorneys to fight for a fair property settlement that meets your goals. Contact us at 925-271-4342 to set up your free initial consultation with one of our experienced Alameda County business valuation lawyers. You can also reach us via email to schedule a consult.