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How do you put a dollar value on 19 years of sweat equity?

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I'm referring to a farm owned outright by my husband's mother.
Wow, tough situation, tough question to be asking. There isn't a book somewhere that has this kind of thing written down. Ownership normally starts with shares, like shares of stock, even in small businesses. There are no formulas.

You should probably be talking about this to an attorney.

Tim
Tim Berry

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Tim Berry is the chairman of Eugene, Ore.-Palo Alto Software, which produces business-planning software. He founded Bplans.com and wrote The Plan-As-You-Go Business Plan, published by Entrepreneur Press. Berry is also a co-founder of HavePresence.com, a leader in a local angel-investment group and a judge of international business-plan competitions.