Steve and Renee were great to work with! Very professional and realistic. Gave no false expectations or predictions. They communicated everything to us in a timely manner. We will definitely use them again if ever needed! Thank you, Steve and your team!


For my family law case, Steve Smith had a very strong presence and was dominant in the courtroom. The manner in which he carries out cases is something you see in the movies. He was really animated and passionate about my case. His military background is a big asset, and he really helped me out. I would highly recommend him.


We hired Leah M. Baldacci for a family law case and she was so extremely helpful and got me through my case. She’s very professional and takes the time to listen to her clients. She’s a wonderful advocate and a fantastic attorney. If you’re looking for a great attorney, I recommend Leah. Thank you so much for your legal help.

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I’ve hired Steve for two cases, and I am very pleased with my decision. He fights for his clients and strives for the best outcome. His entire staff is pleasant and wonderful to work with.


I hired Steve for a parental rights case involving my 2 children. He was aggressive but supportive and did not file unnecessary motions that wasted my retainer. I was terrified of court, but with his experience, I felt at ease. The process was explained, and his staff was great as well. I would hire him again if needed and received a great outcome with an order that works for me and my children.

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Maine Business Owners & Divorce Lawyers

Maine Business Owners & Divorce Lawyers

If you and your spouse started a business during the marriage, the business will need to be valued and distributed during the divorce proceeding.

Business Valuation

You and your spouse may agree to the valuation of the business based on the business’s real estate, property, revenues, equipment, inventory, cash, debts, and goodwill.  If, however, you are unable to come to an agreement regarding the value of the business, you may wish to hire an Expert Witness to value the business.  Oftentimes, each party will hire its own Expert Witness for the purpose of establishing the value of the business.  Your Expert Witness will have expertise in appraising businesses and will be able to analyze the business records to determine the future earnings of the business to establish a value of the business at the time of divorce.

Based on the evidence provided to the Court, the Court will determine the value of the business.  The next step is to distribute the business to one or both of the parties.  The Court will likely consider the role each spouse played in acquiring, starting, building, and running the business.  The Court will also consider whether the business existed before the marriage, the value each spouse brings to the business, whether one spouse borrowed family funds to contribute to the business, and the ability of each individual to run the business without the other.

Even if the Court awards the business to one spouse solely, the entire distribution of marital property, which may include the marital business, will still need to be equitable.  As such, the Court may award the business to one spouse, and the marital home and retirement funds to the other spouse to reach equity.

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