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Scottsdale Business Valuation Attorneys

Determining the Worth of a Closely Held Business

Divorce can be particularly complex for business owners. The ownership stake in a small company is subject to the community property laws of Arizona. This often means a fight over valuation of the business and tough decisions in trading other assets to compensate for the spouse's share of the business.

The Scottsdale divorce lawyers of Childers & Huey PLC are especially attuned to business considerations in marital asset division. We represent owners and members of closely held corporations, LLCs, partnerships, professional practices, consulting firms, and other family businesses and commercial entities. We also represent spouses of business owners, and we have handled numerous cases of couples who are co-owners of a business.

For an appointment with one of our Arizona business property lawyers, please call the firm at 480-624-2776 or contact us online.

Scottsdale Business Valuation Lawyers

As a community property state, Arizona divorce law dictates that a spouse is entitled to a share of a business if the enterprise was established or gained value during the marriage. Our attorneys are knowledgeable about the key considerations for business owners in a divorce:

  • Accurate valuation of the business
  • Community property equity in the business
  • Protecting the business
  • Discretion and confidentiality
  • Marital assets commingled with the business
  • Solutions for the spouse's equitable share (trade-offs of assets, debts, spousal maintenance or equalization payments)
  • Dissolution or divestiture

Attorney Bruce K. Childers has an MBA and previously taught business for 10 years at Arizona State University. He is also board-certified as a specialist in divorce and family law. Attorney Joseph M. Huey also brings extensive experience in high-asset divorce and considerations for business owners. They have counseled the full spectrum of business clients from professionals and small business owners to CEOs and chairmen of Fortune 200 companies.

We speak the lingo of business owners, and we have a network of business valuation specialists, forensic accountants and other experts who can assist us in asserting a dollar value for purposes of divorce. Our skilled trial lawyers have handled business valuation litigation and other contested issues in high-asset divorce and complex property division.

For an appointment with a knowledgeable Arizona divorce settlement lawyer, please call the Childers & Huey firm at 480-624-2776 or contact us online.