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What is your approach toward representation of business owners in divorce cases?
Representing a business owner in a divorce requires specialized knowledge and skill. Although each business is unique, there are accounting and financial aspects that are usually applied to the valuation process in New Mexico. By working closely with a number of accountants, bankers, and other financial professionals, the attorneys at Little, Gilman-Tepper & Batley have developed a reputation for successfully representing business owners, allowing them to preserve their assets, continue to produce income, and run their business.
How do you assist a business owner in maintaining the business and determining its value during a divorce?
The value of a business or other high-worth asset is often one of the most contentious issues in a divorce. Little, Gilman-Tepper & Batley primarily handles complex valuation issues with our network of forensic financial professionals providing expert guidance in many areas, including:
- Review of financial documents.
- Determination of income available for support and/or maintenance.
- Valuation of businesses and business interests.
- Valuation of stock options and securities.
- Tracing of assets and analysis of pre- and post-marital assets.
- Assistance with settlement structuring.
- Income tax planning and considerations.
When representing the spouse of a business owner, how do you assist your client in obtaining his or her fair share of the assets?
At Little, Gilman-Tepper & Batley, the individual needs of each client are considered, and we customize legal representation to meet those needs. We treat each client with respect and compassion while helping them to build a positive life after divorce.
Why is it important to use experienced attorneys in divorce cases involving business ownership?
Because of our vast experience in the courtroom and at the settlement table representing business owners, we can help the spouses of business owners identify, evaluate, and consider the costs of their different options and adopt a strategy to meet that client’s goals.
Having experienced attorneys to handle high-net-worth cases can avoid costly mistakes that waste both time and money. Little, Gilman-Tepper & Batley’s experience representing high-net-worth individuals in complex divorce proceedings is second to none.
Our professional network includes forensic accountants, business valuators, real estate appraisers, employee benefit experts, financial analysts, and tax advisors.
Little, Gilman-Tepper & Batley has built our reputation as being master negotiators and seasoned litigators in multi-million dollar divorce cases. Please call our office for assistance in your divorce matter.
New Mexico Family Law Attorney Sandra Morgan Little has more than 30 years’ experience in divorce and family law. The co-founder of Little Gilman-Tepper & Batley P.A. – located in Marquette, New Mexico – her focus on representing high-net-worth individuals, business owners, CEOs, and their spouses. Sandra has served as Chair of the American Bar Association’s Family Law Section, and she is a Diplomate of the American College of Family Trial Attorneys, which recognizes the top 100 family litigators in the country.