Just a few months after the ink dried on the order, the software company Michael was involved in was sold for millions of dollars; his payment was beautiful. The truth is that Michael knew that his interest in the company was worth a lot – there were other similar offers that were received before the divorce ended. Despite this knowledge, he thought in passing on his affidavit that his stake in the property was valued at only $US 40,000. Sarah had no reason to believe that this figure was only 3% of what his actual stake in the property was worth. The most common divorce scenario is the transfer of one spouse`s ownership shares in a private company to the other spouse as part of the divorce agreement. It is rare for outgoing spouses to be able to continue working together in a company after a divorce.