How to protect your assets in a divorce
Abstract: Divorce, one of life’s most stressful experiences, can drain one’s emotions — and bank account. Not only must divorcing dealers’ personal assets be divvied up, but their business interests also might be at stake. Fortunately, an accounting professional can help with the financial side of divorce. He or she will evaluate whether the dealer’s interest in the dealership is part of the marital estate, and whether state laws consider goodwill includible. The professional also will choose the best valuation approach to determine the dealership’s worth.