The saga of hand surgeon Dr. Michael Brown’s divorce from ex-wife Rachel Brown continues on and on, like incurable carpal tunnel, as previously discussed by FindLaw’s Houston Family Law Blog.
The newest twist in the hand surgeon’s tale (not to be confused with the Handmaid’s Tale) comes as ProMed Inc., a business owned by Dr. Brown, is suing ex-wife Rachel Brown for unlawfully transferring and withdrawing funds from the bank accounts associated with the business, reports the Houston Chronicle.
And, as part of the case, Dr. Brown opines in a press release that his wife is trying to continue on with her relationship with former Houston Astros star, Jeff Bagwell, whose alleged involvement in the divorce was previously noted by FindLaw's Houston Family Law Blog.
"Michael Brown is the victim of a scheme, by his ex-wife and her attorney, to destroy his companies," Brown's attorney Mark Tate said in a statement, reports the Chronicle.
It goes without saying that businesses get implicated during a divorce. This is why it is important for divorcing Texas couples, especially those with small business, to find a way to protect their assets during the divorce.
In the past, the researchers at FindLaw have set out a series of steps that divorcing Texas couples with small business should take. These include:
- Creating a prenuptial agreement.
- Limiting the spouse's involvement in a business.
- Paying yourself a reasonable salary from the business.
Because divorce can get messy, it is an excellent idea to should follow at least some of these steps. And finally, the best person to help you in these situations is your attorney.