Business Valuation and Divorce – Tis The Season

Regardless of your profession, we have a few common denominators: Patriots Tampa Bay will be playing football, the Ground Hog will be wrong, and a goodly number of our clients will be getting divorced. That’s right- family law practitioners know this well, and the statistics bear it out the end of January is officially divorce […]

Common Issues When Valuing a Small Business for Divorce

Every valuation engagement is unique and dependent upon a wide range of considerations, observations, and assumptions.  One business can have multiple valuation conclusions based on the purpose at hand, intended user, date of the valuation, state of the economy, revenue/earnings stream considered, and normalizing adjustments utilized in presenting financials to name a few.  The following […]

3 Standards of Value in Divorce Valuations (and why you should care)

Valuations are often required when a privately held business is part of a marital estate.  In order to perform a division of property the parties must know the value of the asset, and in the absence of a public market price a third party valuation is required. For the purposes of business valuation for divorce, […]

Enterprise vs. Personal Goodwill: How they differ and affect divorce valuations

Estimating a value of intangible assets such as goodwill can be highly speculative. This is often a significant point of contention in scenarios involving two parties rallying for a fair market value of a business. We see it all the time in divorce proceedings.

Um, yeah. Divorcing? Go ahead and get that valuation done

Great snippet in BV Update this morning… which I suspect 0% of you faithful readers will have subscribed to.  But as hard core valuation geeks you can imagine we eat this stuff up.  In anycase…

Double Dipping in Divorce Valuations

One of the key components of valuing a business involves normalizing (adjusting) financials to reflect the earnings associated with the operations of the business. This oftentimes entails removing fringe benefits and perks as well as adjusting for a normalized Shareholder salary that would be required for an owner/manager to perform the tasks of said Shareholder. […]