If you both own part of the business, or one of you owns it but the other works for it, you may not want this to continue when your relationship has broken down. Think about how you are going to deal with this, and how it may impact others affected by the business, such as employees and suppliers. If you are the person leaving the business, think about where you might work and how you will generate an income. If your business affairs are complicated or you would like further advice, speak to a solicitor and/or accountant – see Useful links.
If you and your spouse or civil partner are in partnership together, you may not want to work together after divorce or dissolution.Find out more about partnerships
If you control 100 per cent of a limited company, the court may see it as another of your resources which needs to be considered in any financial settlement.Find out more about limited companies