Can a divorce negatively affect your business?

On Behalf of | Jul 10, 2022 | Family Law |

Business owners in Tennessee know that entrepreneurship has its challenges. Things can become even more difficult when you’re a business owner who’s going through a divorce. During this time, it’s important to know that a divorce can impact the future of your company. With that in mind, here’s how a divorce can affect businesses.

Impacting your employees

The first thing to consider is how going through a divorce impacts the people you work with. If your ex-spouse was heavily involved in your business, it’s unlikely they’ll want to keep working with you. On the flip side, some divorces lead to ex-spouses coming into a huge share of their former spouse’s company. It’s worth preparing yourself for your ex-spouse to either have far less or far more involvement with your business than they used to.

Disrupting daily operations

As any person who experienced a divorce can tell you, this aspect of family law is rarely over quickly. Considering that, you can almost expect your daily schedule to look different during divorce proceedings. Instead of sitting behind your desk in the office, you might need to meet with lawyers or appear in court.

Ending your business

While most people don’t want to lose companies they work so hard to build, your business could be on the line in a divorce. If you owe your ex-spouse enough money, you might need to liquidate your company to settle up. However, such drastic measures will be less likely to happen if you can negotiate with your former spouse to keep your company.

A divorce can impact a business in many ways. Fortunately, divorce proceedings don’t last forever. With the right strategy, you can continue running your business after your divorce proceedings end.

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