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Can you and your former spouse work together?

On Behalf of | Apr 23, 2021 | Divorce

If you decide during your divorce to keep your business and continue to run it together, you may worry about the decision. It can be tough to work with your former spouse, but many couples make this choice to keep the business running.

Fast Company explains that you should assess the situation and your relationship to determine if working together is something you and your former spouse can accomplish.


If your marriage ended due to trust issues or a breach of trust, you may struggle to not carry that over into the running of the business. It can make for uncomfortable times as you have to be able to trust in a business partner. If you can separate your feelings about your spouse on a personal level from those about him or her as a business partner, then you may be able to make it work.

Clear direction

It can also make things easier if you lay everything out. Put it in a contract. Make sure you have clearly defined roles and duties. Hole each other accountable through your contract. Treat each other as you would any other business partner to keep the professional edge and prevent personal feelings from causing issues.

Keep personal stuff separate

One of the most important things you must do is separate business from personal. You cannot bring relationship issues into the business and expect it to work. If you are able to separate these things, then you can probably do well as business partners.

The key is to approach the business as something completely separate from your marriage. If you can let go of the feelings and the personal issues, then you can be successful at running the business together.

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