Protecting Your Business Assets During A 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 business profits and reach a workable plan for the company through transition.
When you select the Law Offices of John A. Guthrie, you will work directly with one of our skilled business valuation attorneys. After learning your goals moving forward, we will be able to discuss whether a buyout, sale or another arrangement might be appropriate.
We always offer a free initial consultation to discuss your concerns and explain how we can help. 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 divorces, including those 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 or liquidate the assets and fairly distribute them between you and your former spouse. Our lawyers are skilled negotiators and understand the issues that must be addressed to finalize a buyout to keep the business in your control.
Tracing To Characterize Property
Before reaching any agreement, we consult with forensic accountants and business valuation experts in analyzing the firm history and determining 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 ensure you receive a fair property award.
Schedule A Free Initial Consultation Now
Trust our skilled attorney 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 business valuation lawyers. You can also reach us via email to schedule a consult.