A Small Business Owner’s Guide to Divorce

When a marriage comes to an end, it is not just the couples that go their separate ways. There is also a division of assets and liabilities, and even child custody and alimony issues to deal with. If you own a business, there’s the question of what happens to the investment.

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If you are a business person who is on the verge of a divorce, you are probably wondering how you will protect your business from the potential division. After all, your business is an asset or investment and might be subject to division under the equitable distribution act. But if it’s any consolation, it is possible to protect your business during a divorce. The court classifies the property as either separate or marital; if your business falls under the separate category, you won’t have to divide it. Read More

Factors that Courts Use to Determine Child Custody

One of the most frequent questions family lawyers get asked is: am I eligible for full custody of my child?

Child Custody - Factors that Courts Use to Determine Child Custody

Well, there is no single answer to that question considering the numerous factors that are called into play when determining custody. The court must assess a number of factors including the circumstances of your divorce, each parent’s relationship with the child, past family conflicts involving the child etc. and try to come up with a decision that is in the best interests of the child. Read More