Does this sound familiar?
“The time often comes when business owners decide they no longer wish to work together. Whether certain owners will depart, or the business will be terminated altogether, the parties usually are quite angry and frustrated and they blame each other for everything. These feelings create conditions ripe for litigation. It usually takes several months after a lawsuit is filed before passions cool sufficiently to even try to negotiate a settlement. But by that time, the parties have already incurred substantial legal fees and their business has already been damaged. Even if rationality ultimately prevails and their attorneys are able to help them negotiate a business divorce, all sides will receive a share of a badly damaged carcass.” [Excerpt from “The Passionate World of Business Divorce“]