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Your Business After Divorce

Promise to love, honor and cherish your business--even if you share it with your ex-spouse.

This story appears in the April 2000 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

In "Your ," you read about married couples running businesses together. Well, things don't always work out. In this column, you'll read about divorced couples operating businesses together. Although most experts agree the chances of a husband-and-wife-owned-and-operated business remaining intact after a are unlikely, the events leading up to each divorce are different. And some couples do make it work.

"[It's] not uncommon," qualifies Ivan Lansberg, a business consultant in New Haven, Connecticut. This is especially true if motivation and trust are present.

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