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Divorce may be complicated for business owners

Divorce is always a complicated process that is often fraught with emotional problems. Since emotions can lead to poor decision-making when they are not maintained, most people prefer the protection of legal representation while they are dealing with divorce.

This is especially true when business interests and assets are involved in the end of a marriage. The unprecedented divorce case involving one of the world's richest people has many business owners looking for answers to the "what if" questions surrounding divorce.

If a partner has stock or interests in a company, or if a partner is awarded part of a business in a divorce case, he or she may exercise control or sell an interest to another party. This leads to an unpredictable future, which often negatively affects businesses and their investors.

Many companies try to restrict company control to holders of a certain class of shares, especially in the fast-paced and expansive world of tech companies. These "super-shares" may help some divorcing business owners maintain control while still sharing the value of their stock in a company with a former spouse.

"Shareholders should pay attention to matters involving the personal lives of C.E.O.s and take this information into account when making investment decisions," according to a business expert.

Any divorce involving the split of material assets or resources should be accompanied by the proper legal representation. An attorney can help answer these difficult questions surrounding a business interests' fate during and after a divorce. Extreme wealth is not required for a person to be concerned about important assets for future growth.

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