Business Ownership Valuation Divided in a North County Divorce

How Is Business Ownership Valuation Divided in a North County Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Professional Practice & Business Ownership

How is business ownership valuation divided in a North County divorce?  How do you establish and then ultimately divide the community property interest in a business or professional practice in a North County or Carlsbad divorce case?  In these cases, a “valuation” of the business or professional practice ownership must first be agreed upon or established by the Court.  Once …

Goodwill as it Relates to Business Ownership in a Carlsbad Divorce

What is Goodwill as it Relates to Business Ownership in a Carlsbad Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Professional Practice & Business Ownership

What is Goodwill as it relates to business ownership in a Carlsbad divorce?  Goodwill is an important component in the valuation of a business ownership or professional practice in a Carlsbad or North County divorce.  Goodwill is an inherent part of many businesses, and while it may not have a precisely measurable value, the intrinsic value of Goodwill must be …

Business or professional practice in Carlsbad Divorce

How is the Value of a Business or Professional Practice to be Calculated in a North County or Carlsbad Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Professional Practice & Business Ownership

When one or both of the parties in a North County or Carlsbad divorce own a business or professional practice (or an interest therein) the “community” has a monetary interest which must be equitably divided between the parties.  How is the value of a business or professional practice calculated in a North County or Carlsbad divorce?  How can the attorneys …

calculation of the value of a business in a North County

Calculation of the Value of a Business in a North County San Diego Divorce

Pierre Domercq Professional Practice & Business Ownership

If you are considering a divorce and you or your spouse jointly or separately own an interest in a business one of the most important issues will be the calculation of the value of a business in a North County San Diego divorce case.  When a divorce includes a business or professional practice the first step to determine the community …

How Does Business Ownership Affect a Divorce in North County

How Does Business Ownership Affect a Divorce in North County San Diego?

Pierre Domercq Professional Practice & Business Ownership

How does business ownership affect a divorce in North County San Diego?  Many operating agreements attempt to establish an unreasonably low value for the ownership interest.  For example, a physician’s practice may establish the ownership value of each doctor’s interest in the practice at $35,000. In many cases, these clauses are shown to spouses in an attempt to intimidate them …

Valuation of a business interest during a North County divorce

Valuation of a business interest during a North County divorce Can be Challenging

Pierre Domercq Professional Practice & Business Ownership

The valuation of a business interest during a North County divorce can be challenging and in most cases contentious.  How do you establish the “community’s” portion of the valuation of a North County business during a divorce?  There are many ways to position the present value of a business, and as a result, a spouse’s community interest in the business. …

Protect Your Business During Your Divorce

Protect Your Business During Your Divorce

Pierre Domercq Professional Practice & Business Ownership

What are the best strategies to protect your business during your divorce in Carlsbad, Oceanside, Encinitas or North County San Diego?  Will your company be a part of the community property settlement or will it be classified as “separate” property?  These are crucial questions for any business or professional practice owner who is considering a divorce.  Generally speaking, if you …

How is a Family Owned Business Divided in a North County Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Professional Practice & Business Ownership

How is a family owned business divided in a North County divorce? Let’s assume the business was purchased during the course of the marriage, and the spouses are equal partners and both work in the business. The first step is to establish the valuation of the business itself. The community property interest of each spouse in the business would be …

All Assets of a Business or Practice Must be Considered During Valuation

Pierre Domercq Professional Practice & Business Ownership

All assets of a business or professional practice must be considered during the valuation of that asset during a North County divorce. This is especially true when establishing the value of a small business. According to a recent analysis by the US Treasury Department, the vast majority of American businesses are small companies, often without any employees or owners other …