Spouses business in regards to alimony, etc

The business is a marital asset and the value of the business will be subject to division in equitable distribution. If your Husband earns an income from this business it will be considered when the court determines if you are entitld to alimony.

Helena M. Nevicosi
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My husband walked out 6 months ago without a word. He owns his own business, which he started after we were married with my help. I worked fulltime and had the credit history to enable him to start the business. I stopped working 5 years after marriage and he has been the sole financial provider. The business is in his name, however will it be considered in regards to alimony and equitable distribution of property? Even though my name is nowhere on it, I still consider it at least half mine, since I enabled him to begin it in the first place.