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Protecting Your Rochester Business and Future: Why Bates Family Law is Your Ideal Divorce Partner

Jul 18, 2023 | Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce, Divorce & Family Law, Divorce Resources & Assistance, Marital Property

Divorce can be an emotionally and financially draining experience, especially when a business is involved. As a business owner in the Rochester area, you have poured your blood, sweat, and tears into building your company, and now you face the challenging task of navigating the complex world of divorce while safeguarding your business’s interests. Below are just a few reasons why hiring Bates Family Law for your divorce is a wise decision that can protect your business and secure your future.

Experience in Business Valuation and Asset Division in Rochester

One of the most critical aspects of a divorce involving a business is accurately valuing the business and ensuring a fair distribution of assets. Our law firm specializes in handling divorces with complex financial situations, including high net worth individuals and business owners. Alison understands the nuances of business valuation and can use her experience to guide you throughout the process. She will work diligently to protect your business’s value and secure a fair settlement that aligns with your goals.

Preserving Business Continuity for your Rochester Business

When a business is part of a divorce, it’s vital to ensure its continuity and long-term viability. We recognize the significance of your business as a source of income, employment, and personal fulfillment. We will explore options such as buyouts, restructuring, or partnerships to minimize disruption to your business operations. With our guidance, you can focus on the day-to-day management of your business, knowing that your legal matters are in capable hands.

Negotiation Skills

Contentious divorces can escalate quickly and lead to costly court battles that drain your resources and time. Bates Family Law prioritizes negotiation first, to reach amicable settlements. Alison is a skilled negotiator who is adept at finding creative solutions, ensuring a smoother transition and reducing the impact on your business and your  reputation.

Protecting Intellectual Property and Trade Secrets

For businesses that rely on intellectual property and trade secrets, divorce can pose significant risks. Our law firm understands the importance of safeguarding these assets and will work tirelessly to protect your business’s intellectual property rights. From non-disclosure agreements to carefully crafted settlements, we will implement measures to prevent the misappropriation or unauthorized use of your valuable intangible assets.


When facing a divorce as a Rochester business owner, the stakes are high, and the decisions you make can have long-lasting consequences. Hiring our law firm brings peace of mind, knowing that you have a team of experienced professionals dedicated to protecting your business and securing your future. With our expertise in business valuation, asset division, negotiation, and intellectual property protection, we are well-equipped to handle the complexities of divorce involving businesses. Trust us to be your reliable partner during this challenging time, so you can focus on rebuilding your life and your business with confidence.

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What our clients are saying...

“Alison represented our daughter from birth until the finalization of her adoption. She was the most knowledgeable, patient, and thorough attorney we could possibly have worked with. While navigating the Family Court system can be incredibly confusing and taxing, Alison took the time to explain every step, and advocated tirelessly for the best interests of our child.”

– Julia C.

“Alison helped me get my kids back in my life! I had an order of protection against me that didn’t allow me to see my kids for 3 months... The day after the court date I was able to see my kids again... I can’t imagine what the outcome would have been if I didn’t have Alison in my corner.  Forever Grateful!”

– Mike P.

“Alison Bates is not just my attorney. Alison Bates is a warrior who battled to make sure my son and I could be together. Alison Bates was my light on a very dark, lonely and scary path. Now I look into my son's eyes and it is hard not to think about Alison and all she did in helping me maintain that unbreakable bond.”

– Mark I.

“Alison has been phenomenal during a very challenging divorce. Her empathy and compassion for my situation while being direct with the realities of the legal system were reassuring and made me feel secure in the path we were taking every step of the way...”

– Tiffany R.

“Alison was a source of compassion and support to me during a very difficult time. She is very knowledgeable and a strong advocate when needed. I appreciated her prompt responses and straightforward manner. When things became difficult, I felt glad to have her in my corner.”

– Kristen H.

When I first met Alison, I was a recently separated father experiencing parental alienation and was having limited access to my child despite my requests to the mother. Alison explained to me that what I was experiencing was not uncommon early on in the separation process and fought hard on my behalf to resolve the matter in a fair and equitable way. Alison was efficient, reliable, and provided clear communication throughout the entire process. I would highly recommend her representation in any family law or divorce proceedings.

– Cory G.

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