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What female entrepreneurs need to know about divorce

| Apr 14, 2021 | Blog, Divorce, Property Division |

As a female entrepreneur in Texas, you know that planning means everything when it comes to success. Although going through a divorce may not have been in your life plans, you need to address it head-on. Here are some helpful tips to ensure that you leave your divorce in a financially stable position.

Realize that planning makes a world of difference

It’s very easy to get overly emotional when it comes to the property division part of your divorce process. While most couples deal with the division of their marital assets, you’ll also need to deal with the division of your business. This can be a large matter that determines your future career and financial stability. For this reason, it’s important to plan ahead of time so that you know what you’re going to be dealing with.

The various options for your business

In most cases of divorce, a business is going to be considered marital property unless there was a prenuptial agreement that made it legally separate property. While you may believe that the only option is for you to sell the business, that is just one of many options you have. But understanding what your options are, you can put your mind at ease and opt to find the best solution for your individual situation.

If your business is considered marital property, then the business will likely be divided in half. If you and your former spouse still have an amicable relationship and they were highly involved in the business, you may just consider remaining co-owners of the business. However, if your former spouse didn’t contribute to the business, you may want to opt for buying them out of their shares. One tactic to use is to offer them full ownership of another marital asset that is of equal value to what would be their stake in the business.

Getting professional help during divorce

When you’re going through a divorce, it’s important to understand your various options and plan for advocating for the option that works best for your unique situation. To help reveal what some of your options are and to answer your various questions regarding the divorce, it’s always advisable to contact an attorney.