If my husband and I will be separating or divorcing soon an I am considering starting my own business as an independent contractor, should I wait?

Should I wait until we are separated or divorced or do it prior to that, or does it even matter?

Asked on May 31, 2012 under Family Law, Minnesota


John Grubb / John K. Grubb & Associates, P.C.

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

The laws are different in each state so the very first thing you should do is consult an attorney.  Do this before you seperate and before you start your business.

As a general rule courts look more favorably upon people who are trying to make a living than they do those who want someone to take care of them.  Therefore, doing any legal thing to support yourself is generally good.

John K. Grubb


IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Answer(s) provided above are for general information only. The attorney providing the answer was not serving as the attorney for the person submitting the question or in any attorney-client relationship with such person. Laws may vary from state to state, and sometimes change. Tiny variations in the facts, or a fact not set forth in a question, often can change a legal outcome or an attorney's conclusion. Although AttorneyPages.com has verified the attorney was admitted to practice law in at least one jurisdiction, he or she may not be authorized to practice law in the jurisdiction referred to in the question, nor is he or she necessarily experienced in the area of the law involved. Unlike the information in the Answer(s) above, upon which you should NOT rely, for personal advice you can rely upon we suggest you retain an attorney to represent you.