That question beckons the recollections of the movie War of the Roses, where the wrecking ball comes down and cleaves the house in half. Therefore, each spouse gets one half the house. The court can’t come in with some kind of mystical wand and cleave off a part of the business for you.
Instead what the court can do is value whatever portion of business has marital value to it. In other words, how much has a pre-marital business increased in value as a result of marital efforts or marital funds being invested into it during the course of the marriage?
Once the court has made that evaluation, then that value can be divided between the spouses. The real answer is, it can’t really divide a business, but it can value a business and divide that value.
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