When Divorce Hits The Family Business


A Boston law firm has started a blog called “Our Family Business at Odds” written by members of the firm and a business consultant.

It is dedicated to avoiding, resolving, mediating or litigating the disputes that arise in family businesses.  A recent article is about the McCourt divorce which involves the Los Angeles Dodgers as the family business.

Family businesses, says the introduction, “are not like every other business. Family businesses are personal and evoke strong emotions, which sometime go back generations, which can make them especially volatile. These strong emotions must be taken into account when attempting to resolve disputes.”

We see a lot of business owners in the Washington, DC area.  These cases are usually interesting because they involve not only divorce law, but business law, corporate law, partnership law, contract law, patent law and tax law as well as the emotional issues.