Divorce And Small Businesses

Attorneys Experienced With Small Businesses In Divorce

Divorce can be a confusing, complex process. Rarely is it made more complex than when one or both spouses own and operate a small business. At the offices of Hugh O. Allen Attorney at Law, we have handled these issues in Sacramento, California, and surrounding communities for over 30 years.

We provide experienced, focused and dedicated service to each of our clients, handling complex business and financial matters while demonstrating care for the emotional and spiritual crises that can often accompany divorce. To schedule an appointment, call 916-229-6847 or contact us online.

Complex Property Division: Who Owns What?

California is a community property state, which means that any assets acquired during the course of the marriage are considered to be owned equally by both spouses. Conflicts frequently arise over whether any given business or any given business asset can be considered "community property."

For example, what happens if one spouse starts a business before the marriage, but that business increases in value during the marriage? What if the business purchases a piece of equipment like a delivery truck? Legally, any increase to the value of the business and any assets acquired by the business may be considered community property. But what if there are other partners who own the business?

Contact Our Rancho Cordova Law Firm

Clearly, there can be many issues involved. We can help sort through these issues to divide your assets in the most efficient way possible. Whenever possible, we work to ensure that the client's business stays viable after the property has been divided during divorce. To schedule an appointment with a lawyer, call us today at 916-229-6847 or contact our firm online.

This does not constitute a guarantee, warranty or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter.