Apr 20 Getting a New Jersey Divorce? Beware of Spousal Double Dipping
Last Updated Apr 20, 2016 in Get Value: Business Valuation Insights[caption id="attachment_2747" align="alignright" width="300"] New Jersey courts allow double dipping: the nontitled spouse receives their share of business value, which is based on future income, and on top of that, receives a portion of that very same income as it is earned.[/caption] In a divorce case in which one spouse owns a business, the business is generally subject to equitable distribution; that is, each spouse receives their equitable share of the value of the business. Practically speaking, this does not mean that the business is sold and the proceeds divided but rather, that the nontitled spouse receives money or other property equal to their equitable share of the business value. The problem arises in the conflict between the income stream used to value the business and the income stream used to calculate spousal support.