Divorce for Business Owners A Legacy of Excellence in Family Law

Divorce Lawyers for Business Owners in Bellaire, TX

Serving Texans in Katy, Sugar Land, Houston & Across Harris County

Divorce is a complex process, but the stakes are even higher for business owners. Your business is not just your income; it's your life's work. Thus, divorce brings on unique challenges that require careful consideration and extensive legal knowledge and skills. 

Unlike standard divorce proceedings, divorcing as a business owner means dealing with the intricate web of financial, operational, and legal implications tied to your business. The stakes are higher because the outcome affects your personal life and your business's future viability and control.

At ALP Law Firm, we understand the challenges and difficulties a business owner can face. Our team has resolved countless cases involving business owners and those with business interests in the greater Houston area. We can work with you, your spouse’s attorney, and other professionals to find a solution that minimizes conflict. We aim to efficiently resolve your divorce while preserving your business and financial security. 

Schedule a confidential consultation with our Bellaire business owners' divorce lawyer by phone (346) 536-9842 or email from our online contact page—Hablamos español.

Why Are Business Owner Divorces So Complicated?

Texas is a community property state, meaning most assets acquired during the marriage are considered jointly owned. This includes businesses founded or grown during the marriage. Detangling your business from marital assets requires careful consideration of several factors. 

Was the business started before or during the marriage? Is it a sole proprietorship, partnership, LLC, or corporation? Each structure has its own legal implications in a divorce. Determining the business's fair market value is daunting but crucial for a fair division of assets. How the ownership interests will be shared or bought out must be carefully negotiated. 

Furthermore, intensive accounting may be needed to assess finances and future earning potential. While an accurate assessment of a business owner’s income may not be straightforward, it is crucial in alimony and child support. Tax consultation may also be needed to understand the implications of asset division and alimony to avoid future financial pitfalls. 

Divorce proceedings can disrupt business operations. At ALP Law Firm, we work to minimize the impact while facilitating a smooth transition. 

Other Professionals & Experts Who May Be Needed in Your Business Owner Divorce

Given the complexities involved, additional experts and professionals who may be required to provide thorough evaluations and support can include:

  • Forensic accountants: To conduct a detailed analysis and valuation of the business and uncover any hidden assets.
  • Business appraisers: To provide an accurate and impartial company valuation.
  • Financial planners: To help understand the long-term financial consequences of different settlement options.
  • Tax advisors: To navigate through the tax implications of the divorce settlement.
  • Mediators: To facilitate negotiations and aim for amicable solutions where possible.

Real Stories From Real People

Guiding Families Through the Legal Process With Compassion
    "I would not go to anyone other than ALP Law Firm for my needs."
    There are a lot of attorneys who say they will be on your side and when you hire them, they only want your money. This is not the case with Allecia. She made us feel like family and treated us with respect.
    - Travis L.
    "I will definitely recommend her to others."
    Allecia was able to handle my situation given that my now ex-husband is a narcissist. The more he prolong or delay the divorce process, Allecia was able to work around that behavior to ensure the completion and satisfaction of the divorce.
    - Jessica T.
    "If you want an ethical attorney with effective results, than I highly implore you to see her assistance."
    Mrs. Pottinger's attention to detail, application of wisdom, and "honorable" service and commitment saved me hundreds to several thousands of dollars.
    - Demetrius A.
    "Their professionalism, combined with a genuine commitment to their clients’ best interests, truly sets them apart in the legal community."
    I highly recommend ALP Law Firm and Attorney Allecia Pottinger to anyone seeking expert legal guidance in divorce, child custody, or family law matters in Houston.
    - Brian A.
    "The lawyers are great and I highly recommend this firm."
    ALP Law Firm was very knowledgeable and helpful in my divorce case. Although it was a little complicated, they helped explain things to me and put me at ease.
    - Chris V.
    "I would highly recommend their services as they are well capable of positioning your case."
    I’m very happy with everything here. This a a brutally honest team that will help you understand what is going to happen, as well as what is happening.
    - Gerald W.
    "I can’t say enough good things about Ms. Allecia!"
    She is kind, compassionate and fair. I had the pleasure of really getting to know her during my time with her in mediation and she is a beautiful soul, she truly loves what she does and fights hard and advocates for her clients.
    - Denise M.
    "I recommend her 100%."
    Ms. Allecia was a great help to me when it came to my divorce. I live in Wichita Falls, TX and my ex lived in Houston where he filed. I had to get a lawyer in the Houston area and communicated via email. We got it done.
    - Kim P.

How Our Team Can Help 

At ALP Law Firm, we understand the unique challenges faced by business owners undergoing a divorce and are committed to representing your best interests. 

Here's how we can help:

  • Legal guidance: Our seasoned team can navigate the multifaceted legal landscape of business owner divorces, always working to protect your rights. 
  • Collaborative approach: We can work closely with a network of experts, including forensic accountants, business appraisers, and tax advisors, to provide a comprehensive perspective on your case.
  • Tailored strategy: We develop personalized legal strategies that align with your unique circumstances and goals, whether you aim to preserve your business or negotiate a buyout.
  • Effective negotiation: Our team excels in negotiation, aiming to achieve settlements that minimize conflict and financial detriment. We also provide mediation services. 
  • Court representation: Should litigation be necessary, we provide assertive representation to defend your interests in court.

Divorce is stressful, but with the proper legal guidance, you can protect your business and move forward confidently. 

Contact us at (346) 536-9842 to book a consultation and discuss how a Bellaire business owners’ divorce attorney can help you navigate this challenging situation.

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What You Can Expect Working with ALP Law Firm
  • Fierce Advocacy
    Our attorneys are relentless in their pursuit of justice for you and your family, employing strategic legal tactics to achieve the best possible outcomes.
  • Client-Centered Approach
    You're not just a case number to us. We prioritize your well-being and work tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome for you and your family.
  • Decades of Combined Experience
    Our team offers unparalleled experience and a deep understanding of family law, to provide you with the best possible representation.
  • Empathetic Guidance
    With firsthand experience in navigating complex family law issues, our team offers empathetic guidance tailored to your specific circumstances.
  • Accessibility and Responsiveness
    We understand the importance of timely communication, and our team is readily available to address your questions and provide updates on your case.
  • Providing Service in Spanish
    We are dedicated to serving the diverse community in Houston and providing accessible, compassionate legal assistance to Spanish-speaking clients.

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