There are many benefits of going into business with partners, but there are also a few drawbacks. Namely, did you know that if your partner's marriage ends, your business could wind up on the rocks as well?
Marital property is divided equitably during a divorce, which can include business assets. If this happens, your partner's ex could become a shareholder who has a say in how your business operates.
The good news is that there is a way to prevent a partner's divorce from disrupting your business (that doesn't require you getting involved with his or her personal life).