Ending a marriage is difficult for many reasons, but one of the biggest challenges people face during the process is dividing assets. Dividing assets is the point at which many divorces become especially contentious because both spouses are often motivated to exit the process with as much property as they possibly can.
Conflict within a small business is stressful and difficult, as it is within a family. These stressors combine when a dispute arises within a family-run business. Add in a divorce and the tension can rise to a fever pitch.
January is notorious for a spike in divorce filings. Law firms often report two to three times as many contacts about divorce during this month than any other time of year. Couples point to waiting for one last holiday season before filing, or to the stress of the holidays themselves giving rise to the final push toward divorce.