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protect business in Michigan divorceWhat’s yours is mine, what’s mine is yours? Divorcing couples who have a business together not only need to settle their personal financial situation, but also their professional one. If only one-half of a couple owns a business, protecting your interests in case of Michigan divorce is crucial.

If Only There Were Marital Insurance

While some companies are trying hard to make “divorce insurance” or “marriage insurance” fly, the best protection you have in a marriage is a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement, especially if you own a business. You don’t have to be filthy rich to get a prenup in Michigan, or anywhere – this legal documentation can protect one thing or multiple things in the event of a divorce.

The point of insurance is to protect yourself financially should an unforeseen, unexpected, and undesirable situation arises. All these adjectives could be used to describe a divorce.

Whether you are a principal of a major corporation or run the popular pizza joint in town, divorce is a threat to any business-owner, and the future of their operation. Getting a business of any sort off the ground requires major capital. Maybe you and your spouse have made it happen together. Perhaps you did it all on your own before you got married. Whatever the situation, when your business is your livelihood, you need to protect it – and yourself – in case of divorce. Enter the prenup.

  • If you own your own business: Designating your business as separate property in a prenup can keep your business out of the marital estate, no matter how much your spouse contributes to the business.
  • If you start a business alone while you’re married: If your business start-up is not a joint venture, creating a formal agreement to structure your company will typically include a provision that outlines what will happen to the business should you get a divorce. Where does a prenup come in? The language in the prenuptial agreement can waive the spouse’s interest in the business and limit their ability to acquire ownership.
  • If you and your spouse start a business together: Unless your prenup states how your business shakes out for each party in the event of a divorce, your ex could make a very good case – based on effort, their own financial contribution, or otherwise – that they’re entitled to a large portion of the business, especially if you didn’t pay them a competitive salary.

Protect Your Business – and Yourself – from Financial Ruin

Divorce is about separating from each other in all ways. It stands to follow that keeping your business separate from the marriage in all ways helps protect everyone’s interests should your marriage go south. If you invest marital money in your business, your spouse could be entitled to a percentage of the biz. The complications just get bigger the more your personal relationship gets wrapped up in your professional dealings, from taxes to bill paying.

If you do not have a prenup or postnup, you need to know how to protect yourself and your business before filing for a Michigan divorce. Contact Femminineo Attorneys in Macomb, Michigan, for help and advice.

What makes us the right divorce attorneys for you?

  • Family Law Expertise

    Most lawyers are in a general practice and do some of everything. One of our main focuses is on Family law and being expert at divorce, custody and support matters.

  • Strong Relationships

    We are in court daily, working with the family court judges, their staff and clerks, the Friend of the Court office, the Bar Association and other attorneys working in this area. We pride ourselves on fighting hard for our clients while working well with everyone.

  • Experience

    Our extensive experience and strong relationship with the courts and our peers leads many judges and attorneys to hire us to act as Mediators in other Family Law cases. Make no mistake; having a strong working relationship with the court can have a massive impact on your case. Unlike most attorneys, we have no fear of the court room and are in trial regularly against the best in the business. We see the judges every week and maintain strong ties with their staff.

  • We Care

    Although every attorney can “handle” your case, Femminineo Attorneys cares about you and your family. We work extremely hard to keep this difficult process civil and to shelter your children from as much of the negative facets as possible.

  • Commitment

    Once your case is concluded, we will be there to help you with any post-judgment problems that may arise.

  • Flexibility

    Everyone’s financial situation is different and we work with our clients to formulate a fee arrangement that works within your means.

  • Effectiveness

    We have handled every possible situation involving domestic law. We will do everything possible to wrap up your case in a timely manner, avoiding delays that cause unnecessary legal fees.

  • Tenacity

    When your case cannot be easily solved, we will fight hard and use all of our resources to win. Unlike most attorneys, we have no fear of the court room and we regularly win cases against the best in the business at trial.

  • Expert Staff

    Unlike many attorneys who have a part-time typist and work 30 hours a week, we have an expert staff available all day long to assist you and provide immediate service. We are available to our clients 24 hours a day through our hot line at 586-854-3654.

  • Personal Service

    At Femminineo Attorneys, your case will be handled by an experienced family law attorney. Each of our attorneys in our family law division has many years of experience in handling family law matters.

We encourage you to see these differences for yourself and call today to speak with one of our partners or schedule a free consultation at our office.

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