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I'm getting married next summer. My mother might also pass her software company down to me, which has been around since the early 80's. They have about 40 employees.

My question is... if this in fact happens and lets say that I were to be divorced(sad to think about but a possible reality none the less) how could I protect that company from being part of a divorce settlement?

Is there a business structure that could do this? c corp? llc?

The main reason I ask is that there would be another co-owner and I wouldn't want him getting divorced and his ex winding up a part owner. I grew up with alot of these employees and would hate to see anyone thrown on the street just because of a divorce. Thanks!
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