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Protecting a business from divorce is a touchy subject

People with a lot of assets in their name may not think of a prenuptial agreement or other protections in the case of divorce. But business owners almost always think of what could happen to their sources of pride and income. Protecting a business from divorce may mean more than personal success. It could matter to employees, vendors and clients alike.

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.

Businesses may be seen as marital property in a divorce

Couples get married with two expectations. The first is that they will be together forever. The second is that breaking up would be a very difficult process. Everything must get divided, from shared houses to the custody of children. One matter that may be especially contentious and complicated is sharing a business interest.

Business owners facing divorce may need to take precautions

As business owners, many California residents likely understand the importance of keeping business affairs in manageable order. Any number of events could throw a wrench in operations that may have otherwise been running smoothly. For business owners facing divorce, taking steps to protect business interests may be worth the time and effort.

Protecting business interests in divorce may be a priority

Having a business can be a point of pride in many California residents' lives. However, when a married business owner faces divorce, many concerns may arise about potentially losing a portion of the business assets during the proceedings. In the best cases, business owners could consider protecting business interests in divorce before the process begins.

The various elements of a business affected by divorce

Family businesses play a massive role in the U.S. economy, and millions of people across the country have a stake in the opening, operation and closing of these businesses. This includes employees, partners and clients that can span generations.

Protect your business from divorce before you get married

Recently, a report was released stating that millennials are the most entrepreneurial generation in history based on the high number of people born between 1980 and 2000 with aspirations to start their own company. In fact, nearly one-third of them already have, according to the report.

4 elements that can make it easier to work with an ex-spouse

Did you know that roughly 3.7 million businesses were operated by husbands and wives in 2007? For these millions of people, the line between business and personal life is razor thin, if not non-existent. This can create quite a big problem if a husband and wife decide to divorce.

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