Buy-sell agreements in divorce — Having good advice is key
Abstract: Dissolving a marital estate that includes a private business interest can be fraught with complications. One of the first steps is to disclose and reconcile all relevant valuation evidence, including buy-sell agreements. The buy-sell provisions of partnership or shareholder agreements are intended to protect ownership interests. But they may come back to haunt owners or their spouses later in divorce. This article discusses a recent case that illustrates the importance of both spouses having expert valuation advice to help navigate the ins and outs of these agreements in a marital dissolution case.