Melbourne, FL asked in Civil Litigation and Family Law for Florida

Q: Do I have to sign over 50% of my business to my soon to be ex husband?

He is trying to force me to sign over half of the business or he will keep our son from me until we go to court.

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Jane Kim
Jane Kim
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  • Naples, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: You need to consult with a divorce lawyer in your area. Nobody can "force" you to do anything, it is called coercion and is illegal. Both of you have to come to an agreement on how to divide the assets and liabilities of the business, if that's what you'd like, and then follow your Operating Agreement or some such for guidance. You may ultimately need two types of lawyers- family and business, but I'd seek family law lawyer's advice first.

Charles M. Baron and Laura E. Kenney agree with this answer

Linda Liang
Linda Liang
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  • Boca Raton, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: You do not have to sign anything. You should hire an attorney to start the divorce process. Your soon to be ex-husband has no right to keep your son from you. You can seek the court for an order to stop him from doing so.

Terrence H Thorgaard agrees with this answer

Laura E. Kenney
Laura E. Kenney
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  • Jupiter, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Your husband is not entitled to withhold your child to coerce you to enter into any agreements with regards to your property and assets. I would advise to contact a family attorney as soon as possible so that you can understand all of your rights in the dissolution process. Feel free to contact my office through my profile if you would like a consultation.

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