Can I start a business without my wife having some sort of entitlment?

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Can I start a business without my wife having some sort of entitlment?

I’ve been separated from my wife for over 2 years now. I want to start a business now and I am afraid that if I do before we are legally divorced she will have some sort of entitlement, is this true?

Asked on April 2, 2012 under Family Law, Florida

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Yes, she could if you start the business during the time that you are legally married and there is not a legal separation or agreement in place.  It may be time to seek legal help with this all.  You need a "date certian: that a court can look at to determine the end of the marriage and thus the end of what would be considered marital property.  Good luck.


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