Hi, would really like some help on the following: * Separated June 2013 * No home asset * Only real asset are two family businesses, one large (operated by husband), one small business (operated solely by wife part time) * No financial agreement or paperwork completed since separation * Husband pays rent and $1,000 per week to wife (myself). * Wife could not survive without this maintenance to support herself and son * Son over 18, full time student lives with wife * Husband in de facto relationship with GM of company who is on an unusually large part time salary * Husband since separating has closed down branches and tightened up operation so the company should look better on paper now * There was an offer on the table Jan 2013 for the company $1M and management agreement for 3 years. This fell through. My question is, * Is the business valuation done at date of separation or can it be date of financial agreement ( property settlement), i.e. now? * If I can negotiate a profit share of the business on eventual sale can this be secured by a caveat? Am I able to legally request that I am privvy to annual returns and no sale can take place without my authorisation? A management agreement with this type of business on sale is expected, can the prospect of this be used in the calculation of husband's forecast income ability. * If the company demonstrates its ability to pay my rent and maintenance, can this be enforced for more than 3 years (he is stopping it after 3 years at which time he will pay me out of the business at no more than 400K or 40%, whichever is less. * If I have an agreement with consent orders how would this be placed if his de facto wife (and employee of the company) was to separate from him and make her own claim? * Would it be worthwhile to pay the quoted $10K to have a proper business valuation done on the company? Thanks for any information/advice in advance.