Greetings. That is one solution (dividing the businesses), but there are many creative solutions here. First, if she gets alimony and business value, I think that you would have an argument on “double dipping,” so that may not be an issue.
Some other ideas:
- Set out an agreed upon amount of value and have you pay as the business pays.
- Take out a loan to pay her
- Find investors
- Give her the businesses and have her pay you (this may make her change her mind about what she wants/deems entitled to out of the business).
There are many, many options. Remember that you don’t have to file for separation, as you are separated, but you do need to work out an agreement soon, prior to divorce. Best of luck.
Janet L. Fritts
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