Think again if you thought business valuation in divorce is always a simple affair. Assets division is often compounded by the desire to steal.
By Lynton Kotzin, Business Valuator
Divorce may instigate the desire to cheat the other spouse out of their fair share of marital property – when a company is involved in the division of finances, a business valuation professional can help investigate its true value by looking at the location of assets, tracking spending habits of each spouse prior to the separation, and finding patterns that are suspicious. The business valuator may ask questions to do with the company’s sale activities, the industry and the individuals involved in order to get a sense of the business in relation to peers and competitors. Through careful analysis, the business valuator can reveal trends that may warrant additional investigation during the divorce proceedings that can influence the division of finances.
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