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New York deli owner and husband finally settle their divorce

Everyone loves a great New York deli sandwich. The success of a well-known New York deli has been uncontestable since it's opening in the 1930's. The original owner's daughter was left the family business with hopes of continued success, but things in her personal life went sour in the last several years as disputes between her and her husband took hold. The marital strife even caused the deli to close temporarily.

For New Yorkers, the good news is that the deli should be re-opening soon since the divorce (and a related secondary lawsuit) has reportedly been settled. The complaint from the owner of the deli said her husband was having an affair with an employee and giving her secret deli recipes to assist her with opening her own restaurant.. Though it may have taken a lot of heartache and honesty about the future, the matter is now settled..

This divorce has been wrapped up in the media with all its twists and turns with accusations of betrayal. There was much at stake since the deli was part of a high net worth divorce and very profitable when it was up and running. The deli's worth rests in its retail space, secret recipes, and future income. In a case like this, merely calculating the worth of business assets can be complicated, let alone trying to find a way to resolve a divorce that includes such a successful establishment.

Both parties are likely relieved to have come to a resolution after this dispute, as would just about any other New York couple ending their marriage. Here, neither the owner nor the ex-husband made any comment as to the settlement or their satisfaction with the outcome. Surely the courts made the best decision based on the evidence put in front of it. However, these instances often require skilled legal negotiation and litigation to resolve favorably. Therefore, those considering divorce should be sure to consider their legal options and choose a route that works best for them.

Source: New York Daily News, "Carnegie Deli owner and husband reach divorce agreement after ugly feud," Barbara Ross, Sep. 2, 2015

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