Divorce

In a divorce that requires the valuation of all or part of a business there are numerous stakeholders involved in the process.  BVR’s content portfolio supports the efforts of all parties to reach the most accurate conclusion of value.


Guides & Books

Analyzing Complex Appraisals for Business Professionals

July 2016

This guide to understanding, interpreting, and evaluating residential, commercial, business, and industrial appraisals, gives any business professional straightforward, practical steps to achieve sound financial reasoning in the face of numerous valuation intricacies and problem areas. Learn more >>

BVR’s Business Valuation in Divorce Case Law Compendium, Third Edition

May 2016

BVR’s new Business Valuation in Divorce Case Law Compendium, Third Edition is an indispensable tool for every divorce professional who wants to stay ahead of the game. Now updated with the most recent court cases featuring divorce cases with a business valuation component, this must-have compendium contains 340+ divorce cases which grapple with key business valuation issues.

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Business Valuation Yearbook 2016

February 2016

Keep up with business valuation’s most innovative approaches and techniques, new court decisions, and regulatory and professional standards updates. BVR has you covered with the Business Valuation Update Yearbook 2016. This newest edition from the publishers of Business Valuation Update covers the year’s most groundbreaking and thought-provoking advancements Learn more >>

BVR Legal and Court Case Yearbook 2016

February 2016

The BVR Legal and Court Case Yearbook 2016 is essential for business appraisers and attorneys who want to stay ahead of their peers on the most important legal issues confronting business valuation. With in-depth analysis from BVR’s legal team, the lessons learned in this book help appraisers come to better and more defensible valuation conclusions. Learn more >>

Business Valuation Update Yearbook 2015

February 2015

BVR has you covered with the latest news in the business valuation profession! Get your Business Valuation Update Yearbook 2015 now to stay up to date with the most innovative approaches and techniques, leading conferences, new court decisions and changes in regulations and standards in the profession with on-the-ground reporting from valuation experts, thought-leaders and the BVR editorial team. Learn more >>

BVR Legal and Court Case Yearbook 2015

February 2015

The BVR Legal and Court Case Yearbook 2015 is essential for business valuation professionals and attorneys to stay current on the most important legal issues confronting the profession. The Yearbook covers marital disputes, breach of contract actions, damages, dissenting shareholder disputes, estate and gift tax cases, federal taxation, intellectual property cases, bankruptcy litigation, and more. Learn more >>

BVR's Guide to Personal v. Enterprise Goodwill, Fifth Edition

August 2012

BVR's Guide to Personal v. Enterprise Goodwill delivers first-hand knowledge and the most important issues in goodwill with expertise from Mark Dietrich, Ron Seigneur, Kevin Yeanoplos, Jay Fishman, Shannon Pratt, David Wood, Noah Gordon, and more. Save valuable research time with the one resource that every BV professional needs to have in their business valuation library. Learn more >>

Valuing Goodwill in Divorce (PDF)

July 2011

BVR's Special Report on Valuing Goodwill in Divorce addresses the difference between personal and enterprise goodwill, and discusses treatment of goodwill in the context of a divorce dispute. This special report also includes BVR's Goodwill Hunting guide, a state-by-state summary of the precedent-setting court cases affecting the handling of goodwill in marital dissolution. Learn more >>

BVR's Guide to Fair Value in Shareholder Dissent, Oppression, and Marital Dissolution

July 2011

The best-selling Fair Value in Shareholder Dissent, Oppression, and Marital Dissolution guide includes relevant articles and webinar transcripts by top business valuation professionals such as Shannon Pratt, Jay Fishman, Gilbert Matthews, and Michelle Patterson. In addition, it includes a wealth of court case digests and full text court opinions, a reference chart listing the statutes in all 50 states, and much more. Learn more >>
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Asset Tracking and Fraud Analysis in Divorce

Reasonable Compensation in Marital Dissolution

Double Dipping: Income, Assets, and Double Counting in Divorce

Medical Practice Valuation in Divorce

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News & Research

Business Valuation Update

The Business Valuation Update (BVU), a monthly newsletter with searchable online access, includes new thinking from leading professionals, detailed reports from valuation conferences, analysis of new business valuation approaches, thorough analysis of “landmark” legal cases in key business valuation issues, regulatory and standards updates, and much more. Learn more >>

BVLaw

Attorneys and appraisers alike turn to the exclusive BVLaw collection of 3,700+ cases and case digests concerning business valuation issues including economic damages, lost profits, estate and gift tax, divorce, shareholder repression, partnership dissolution, securities litigation - and more. Learn more >>
Blog Posts

Tenn. appeals court muddies the waters regarding use of DLOM in divorce valuation

So much for clarity. A recent Tennessee appeals court decision hinged on the issue of whether a marketability discount was appropriate in the valuation of the husband’s interests in three real estate development partnerships. In reviewing the trial court’s analysis, the appeals court suggested that the lower court misunderstood the principle behind DLOM but ultimately upheld the lower court’s findings. The resulting decision leaves valuators in a pickle as to when to apply the discount and at what rate. Read more >>

Why Bankruptcy Court declines to be bound by divorce valuation

Following the divorce, the husband filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy and asked for confirmation of his plan. The issue was whether the plan could meet the liquidation test applicable under the Bankruptcy Code’s section 1325(a)(4). In essence, the test requires that creditors in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy receive present value payments that are at least equal to the amount the creditors would receive in a Chapter 7 case. Read more >>

Arkansas Supreme Court reverses itself on active appreciation in divorce

Under Arkansas statutory law, the increase in the value of nonmarital property is nonmarital property. But in a line of decisions going back nearly 30 years, the Arkansas Supreme Court created an exception to the statutory rule by way of the active appreciation doctrine, which says that if the growth in value is the result of the owner spouse's efforts, the increase in value is subject to marital distribution. Read more >>

Florida court resists call for bright-line rule on active-passive appreciation

In this age of entrepreneurship, valuators working on divorce cases often run into the issue of active and passive appreciation. But this issue not only comes up in the context of one spouse's ownership of a business that qualifies as separate property, as a recent Florida appeals court ruling shows. The case involved the husband's separate ownership of stock in a company for which he worked and the stock's substantial appreciation in value during the marriage. The wife asked for a rule "that all appreciation of the stock of a company for which a spouse works is a marital asset." Read more >>

Industry-specific empirical support for passive appreciation

A survey is open for respondents to indicate which industries they would like to see analyzed for economic causal factors and their elasticities in order to better determine passive appreciation in business assets in a divorce context. The resulting analyses will be published. Read more >>

Key ruling on enterprise goodwill from South Carolina Supreme Court