Whether you were married two years or twenty-five, chances are that you and your spouse have accumulated a lot of “stuff” – furniture, rugs, dishes, knick-knacks, pots and pans. When you separate or divorce, that stuff has to be divided. As you might imagine, no judge or hearing officer wants to spend hours hearing about your pots and pans, their value, and who got them. Here are some principles that […]
Valuation of commercial real estate and rental properties is an issue that arises in high-asset divorce proceedings. Real estate appraisal is sometimes performed within a business valuation, if the business owns real estate. In 2011, the U.S. Tax Court issued an opinion addressing real estate valuation in a case where competing experts offered two different methods. Like most Tax Court cases, this opinion involved an owner who had passed away, […]
A business owner’s spouse who signed a buy-sell agreement was bound by the value in a divorce action.
How do you know whether a professional practice (e.g., medical practice, dental practice, law firm or accounting firm) might have value that can be divided in a a divorce? Here are three signs that a professional practice might have value.