How is spousal support determined in divorce cases that involve a business?

By Laura Schantz
February 15, 2016

Spousal support is based on, in any case, the income of both of the parties. The first thing is are both parties working? Is one party making more money than the other person? Those types of factors. That’s going to be the same in any case. But when it involves a business, you have to look at the two different things: One of them is the stream of income that the business produces that could be used to pay spousal support. The other one is can that person also receive one half of the value of the business. Does the business have any value? There are two different things that the spouse is entitled to: the value of the business and potentially spousal support from the stream of income.

Laura Schantz, a Beaverton divorce and family lawyer and mediator has helped clients find creative solutions to complex financial matters involving asset division, spousal support, and child support. To learn more about Laura Schantz and her firm, visit

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