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Some simple questions you can ask your client are in reference to profitability, is the company making money or profitable? Has the revenue stayed the same as the past couple years or is it significantly different, either up or down? Does the owner receive a salary from the company or possibly distributions? You can also ask whether the company is a start-up or if there are any trademarks, patents or proprietary systems.
Strategically you may want a valuation if the other party has already hired an expert, or if there is any concern about whether a business asset is marital or separate, or if there are several companies involved and the business structure is complicated.
Many attorneys and business owners want to know about alimony guidelines or spousal support issues regarding a divorce in Missouri: What happens after you file divorce papers? Is there a way to determine alimony with a spousal support calculator online?
If you own a business and are getting divorced you may consider your current CPA to value your business. Here are some questions to ask!
In the divorce litigation world, attorneys will talk about maintenance, which is the same as alimony or spousal financial support. It is the payment from one spouse to another for household expenses.
The reality is that alimony, child support and company valuation issues are complicated matters. Business valuations are usually handled by people who have many years of experience and a business valuation credential such as CVA, ABV or ASA which are just some of the available certifications.
What happens when you own a company and you file divorce papers? Well the first step is to contact an attorney who you trust to handle your case.