Hello to all,
This messages may be long but I feel it is necessary to place as much information as possible to help explain my situation...
I`m sure I`m not the only one who has been in this situation and the issues (divorce) surrounding an ex-spouse, I beieve, vary widely from person to person. Having said that, I have need of your experiences and suggestions as to wether or not to hire.
I am happily married to my 2nd wife (6 years now) and have three children from my first marriage (11, 13 and 22 years of age). I currently live in Maryland and my ex-wife and chidren all live in Puerto Rico. Why do I mention this? the main market of my business is in Puerto Rico, hence the interesting hiring situation.
My ex-wife and I have been divorced for more than 10 years now. I am better friends with her now than when we were married. I believe our "relationship" is a friendly one. I travel to PR once a month to spend time with my children and grow the business. My wife doesn`t really care too much for my ex-wife (pretty normal I guess) but is not opposed to having her work for me.
The business I have developed provides a narrowcasting service which allows businesses related to the healthcare industry to advertise their products and services directly to their target audience. At present, I am in need of another sales person in order to expand our client-base. I believe my ex-wife has the contacts and knowledge to offer our services and I am thinking of hiring her. I have not made any approaches to her regarding a job offer and she does not know I have this business.
My company offers excellent benefits for its employees and I know she would be making more money at this business than where she works now.
Therefore, my question to all of you is: Does any one see any ramifications in hiring my ex-wife as a sales person? Would she be able to go after any of the company assets and claim it for child support?
I am in the process of getting legal advice from my lawyers but I first wanted to pass it though this forum in order to get feedback from anyone who may have been in this situation before.
Thanks for any suggestions.