DIVORCE ISSUES WITH SOLE PROPRIETORSHIPS

Married couples in Texas understand that problems can occur in a marriage. Although some issues and disputes can be overcome, some marital problems cause the couple to make a difficult decision. Deciding to get a divorce can be a difficult and life altering choice, but sometimes it is what must occur so each spouse can move on and live happily. When a couple dissolves a marriage, there are a lot of factors to consider, especially when it comes to property division.

A recent report indicated the complications divorce can bring when a sole proprietor of a business is dissolving their marriage. The average divorce can cause the splitting spouses to have financial concerns, especially when they experience a long drawn out divorce. The financial aspects of divorce can be large, and those running their own business may find it difficult to allocate expenses.

Initially, there could be some income complications. It might be difficult to determine which expenses are considered household and which are business. Often, it is crucial to look at how these fund were handled prior to the divorce process initiated. Furthermore, the manner in which property is divided in the state of divorce can define how the distribution of marital assets and property is divided.

When the business was started can also serve as a safeguard. For community property states, if the business was established before the marriage, then it is not subject to an equal split. Even if it was initiated during the marriage, it could still be protected from a 50/50 split because a sole proprietorship is considered an unique form of business.

Lastly, the income from the business will be factored in cases where spousal support and child support is necessary. Although divorce can impact a personal personally and professionally, the amount of money the business brings in will be considered when support is allotted.

Divorce can be a very difficult and challenging life event to go through. Additional obstacles and disputes can present themselves when the dissolution of marriage affects their ability to maintain their business and affects their income. Financial issues are a very common problem in the divorce process and those struggling with these issues should understand that they can gain insight and assistance to help them through the process.

2017-09-06T17:03:52+00:00 October 18th, 2013|Child Custody|