Missouri Business Owner Divorce Attorneys
The attorneys at Harper, Evans, Wade & Netemeyer bring more than 100 years of combined experience to divorce for business owners. We handle cases involving business interests of all types, from small, closely held businesses to large and complex corporate interests as well as professional practices such as medical and dental practices.
The challenges in effectively managing divorce cases where a business interest is at issue are unique. You will be concerned about retention of your interest in the business as well as the impact the value of your interest may have on your obligations to your spouse. In addition, you will want to ensure that you are able to continue to run your business during the pendency of your divorce and thereafter while meeting any child or spousal support obligations you may have. Our attorneys understand your concerns and have the experience and knowledge to effectively address them and protect your interests.
Business Division And Dissolution In Missouri
When you are dissolving your marriage, obtaining an accurate fair market value of all of your assets is important — particularly when one of your assets is an interest in a business. Our attorneys have extensive experience working with business valuation experts who are essential to the determination of the value of the business interest at issue in your case.
Our divorce attorneys are well-versed in the effective use of legal tools such as interrogatories, requests for production of documents and depositions to ensure that you have all of the information regarding all tangible and intangible assets of the subject business that will be needed by your expert witness to accurately value the interest at issue in your case.
Accurate Calculations Based On A Thorough Investigation
Often, when a party to a divorce owns an interest in a business, or is self-employed, the accurate determination of his or her income is a hotly contested issue. Calculating this figure requires a careful review of financial statements, tax returns and other documents to ensure that all income is captured. A thorough examination of the evidence yielding a reliable income figure can have a dramatic impact upon the amount of child support or spousal support paid or received in your case. Further, a detailed analysis of the true cash flow of the business at issue can significantly influence the final determination of its fair market value.
Regardless of the unique circumstances of your case, our Missouri business owner divorce lawyers are armed with the knowledge, experience and courtroom skills necessary to ensure a successful outcome in your case.