Bar Bulletin

Bar Bulletin

Business Valuation in a Washington Divorce

October 2018 Bar Bulletin

By Kristine Linn and Theresa Sewell

For many contested dissolutions in Washington, the single largest asset is often a closely held business owned and operated by one or both parties to the dissolution. Providing guidance to your client through the process of having the business valued for purposes of divorce requires skill, insight and, frankly, vocabulary they don’t teach in law school. 

Your job as an attorney does not begin and end by choosing a qualified valuation expert (although that move is critical). Ideally you will help your client through the discovery stages and valuation process with that expert and help your client come to terms with...

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