Divorce can have a good impact on a struggling couple's personal lives, but it can also affect personal finances, especially if you own a small business, the Totaldivorce.com blog explains. While economic conditions are already bad with the recession, a difficult personal event, like a divorce, can make matters worse.
If you co-own a business with your soon-to-be ex spouse, you will have to decide whether or not you can still work with them. If not, one spouse can "buy the other's spouse's stake in the company," which will allow the company to survive while "compensating the departing partner for his or her lost shares."
Another way divorce can negatively impact your small business is if your divorce isn't planned carefully, costing and requiring as little time as possible. Sometimes, the money and time required in divorces can "be a drag on the short-term success of a small company." So, consider divorce options that will be more efficient, like mediation.
For more information about mediation, click California Divorce Mediation.
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