Well I took your advice and hired a lawyer. My ex husband ran a family business that he took over and has been President of for the last 23 or so years. As soon as we seperated within a month he opened a new company with a new name. he continued using the old company as a home base but the new company was now officially at are home address. Can I sue for some entitlement to that company even though it is really his parents company under a new name.Let me explain his parents own company 1 and Dan owns company 2 but they are still using all the same guys, trucks, same shop address. The only difference is that the company 2 address for mailing purposes and because there is a office in the home company 3's mail goes the the house. If the company was in his parents name then I think that makes me not entilted to nothing even though Dan ran it??
You are entitled to half the value of the business as of the date of separation.
It doesn't matter than he transferred everything to a new name.
He owns the business so he can do that.
But you are still entitled to half it's value.