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I am going through divorce and my wife solicitor has asked

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I am going through divorce and my wife solicitor has asked for an independent valuation of my business. She is not a share holder in the business or any part as I share the business with a partner.
The independent business valuation expert has invited my wife into the meeting and I don't think I should have to
Allow her to be there as she has no interest directly and the meeting is in my office where my staff are and their privacy should be protected.
Does the wife have to be there when the independent expert holds this meeting? I am at a loss to understand why she can be invited and that the expert is almost carrying out a mediation and may sway towards the wife when all that was instructed was a business valuation?
Please help me as my solicitor is not responding and meeting is tomorrow!
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Family Law
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Please is there any chance of a reply as I have not heard anything as yet? Thank you
Expert:  Nicola-mod replied 1 year ago.
Hello,
I've been working hard to find a Professional to assist you with your question, but sometimes finding the right Professional can take a little longer than expected.
I wonder whether you're ok with continuing to wait for an answer. If you are, please let me know and I will continue my search. If not, feel free to let me know and I will cancel this question for you.
Thank you!
Nicola
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Please can you continue with question please
Expert:  Nicola-mod replied 1 year ago.
Hello,
We will continue to look for a Professional to assist you.
Thank you for your patience,
Nicola
Expert:  Clare replied 1 year ago.
HiThank you for your questionMy name is ***** ***** do my best to help you but I need some further information first.For clarity are you saying that the same person will be valuing your business and dealing with the subsequent mediation?Clare
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi ClareNo mediation took place last year. Been to court many times and more questions from her solicitor each hearing now wants my share of business valued. IndeoendNt valuation guy has invited her too at my office for meeting yet she's not share holder or ever worked there. I can't meet get employer and ask about her salary or job? Is this normal for the ex wife to be invited?
Expert:  Clare replied 1 year ago.
Hi
No I do not think it is appropriate and you are entitled to (and should) refuse.
For clarity the valuation is appropriate - it is her attendance that is not
Please ask for any further details you require
Clare

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