I'm an Atlanta financial advisor and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst.
I help women and their families plan for and live the lives they want - including retirement - without fear of running out of money - no matter what happens.
As a personal financial advisor for over 25 years, I focus on retirement planning for baby boomer women and their families. But rather than focusing exclusively on your money - as most financial advisors do - I want to also make sure you're living a great life leading up to and into your retirement. Or, if you don't want to retire in the traditional sense, I can help you determine when work truly become optional for you. On your terms.
This is a good question and an important consideration for your current company and any future companies you start. While there can certainly be exceptions, in my experience, if you acquire or create a new asset (including a company) while you're married, it is generally considered a marital asset and subject to division during the divorce process.
I'm not an attorney, so you should ultimately seek a legal opinion on this, but if a separation or divorce is imminent, you may want to wait until after your divorce is final before embarking on your new startup if you want to avoid having it pulled into the divorce negotiations.
If you would like to discuss this further, let me know.
Russ provided excellent and very relevant feedback; he was generous with sharing his experience and insights.