Nashville Attorney Lisa Ewing

How can I protect my business if I get divorced?


Representing High Net Worth Individuals in Tennessee
Business owners and other professionals, such as doctors, dentists, attorneys, accountants and architects, must take special precautions when divorcing. When a business or professional practice is part of the marital property, you must take steps to protect your interests.

At Ewing Law Office LLC, we have the knowledge and experience necessary to protect the rights of high net worth individuals. Attorney Lisa Millican Ewing has experience as an accountant and business owner, so she understands the issues involved in complex asset division. Please call our Nashville office at (615) 244-1582 or contact us online to schedule a no obligation initial consultation with a divorce attorney for professionals and business owners.

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Work With a Lawyer Who Understands Business Ownership

In high-asset divorces, an inventory of all marital assets and debts may involve the discovery of hidden assets. When necessary, we work with forensic accountants to find hidden assets. We must also complete a valuation of all personal and real property as well as financial assets. The financial assets of business owners and professionals may include sophisticated holdings such as:

  • Privately and publicly held companies
  • Professional practices
  • Stock options and portfolios
  • Deferred compensation plans
  • Retirement plans, IRAs and 401(k)s
  • Family partnerships and trusts

After your marital business interests are valued, we will pursue a property settlement agreement that is in your best interests. We will fight for you at trial to protect your interests if that is necessary.

We can also assist you if you will be paying or receiving spousal support (alimony). For couples with a high net worth, it is important to consider the tax considerations of alimony. We can help you determine how best to structure spousal support if the court grants it.

If you have children, we will help you write parenting plans and work out a custody and visitation schedule that is in the best interests of your children. When calculating child support for a high-income family, we will help you determine the reasonable needs of the children and primary custodial parent.

Contact a Middle Tennessee High Net Worth Divorce Attorney

To schedule a no obligation initial consultation, please call (615) 244-1582.