Accurate Valuation and Division of Business Assets in a Pennsylvania Divorce

Experienced Family Law Attorney Serving Montgomery County and the Greater Philadelphia Metropolitan Area

When a divorcing couple owns a family business or other large assets, the division of marital property can be more complicated. Before negotiating or litigating the division of marital property, it is essential to determine the correct value of a business.

Business valuation and other complex divorce issues require an experienced family law attorney who is skilled at protecting her clients’ property interests. At Deborah Zitomer Esquire, LLC, I have been helping clients with business valuation issues and property settlement agreements since 1990.

E-mail me or call me at (610) 275-8587 for more information about business valuation and financial issues in your divorce. At your initial consultation, we can discuss strategies designed to ensure you receive your fair share of a family-owned business or other business assets.

In the absence of a premarital agreement, the general rule in Pennsylvania is that all property acquired during the marriage is marital property and will be divided between spouses in a divorce.

If you or your spouse own a professional practice, commercial real estate, or a business, proper property valuation is critical to equitable distribution of marital assets. You should not simply rely upon your spouse’s opinion or use a ballpark guess about what a business is worth.

As an experienced divorce lawyer, I always work hard to see that my clients’ short- and long-term financial needs are addressed by the divorce property settlement. I am well equipped to handle complicated business valuation issues and the division of a wide range of business assets, including:

  • Apartment buildings, commercial buildings or other rental property
  • Medical practices including dental, chiropractic and other health care practices
  • Professional practices including law practices, accounting firms, insurance agencies and engineering or architecture practices
  • Privately owned corporations
  • Family businesses
  • Home-based businesses

When handling divorces where business valuation is an issue, I work with forensic accountants, real estate appraisers, business valuation experts and other financial professionals. I use my knowledge of divorce tax law and many years of family law experience to construct creative solutions regarding the division of marital property and alimony.

E-mail me to schedule an initial meeting. I would be happy to discuss how your family-owned business or other business assets might be divided in a divorce, or provide more information about business valuation.