Bidwell v. Bidwell (I)

Full Text of Court Cases
October 4, 2000
6211 Security Brokers, Dealers, and Flotation Companies
523110 Investment Banking and Securities Dealing
marital dissolution/divorce
fair market value (FMV), marital dissolution

In the Matter of the Marriage of Bidwell (I)
170 Or. App. 239, 12 P.3d 76, 2000 Ore. App. LEXIS 1681
State Court
Court of Appeals
Gregory Gilbert ASA, CFA, CBA; Caleb Burchenel


At issue is the valuation of husband's brokerage house.

See Also

Valuation based on earnings prevails over book value

The main issue in the trial of the marital dissolution was the value of husband's business, Bidwell & Company.

Request for Forced Sale Denied

The Oregon Court of Appeals declined to permit the value of a husband’s brokerage business, determined to be $57 million at the time of the divorce, to be fixed years after the divorce by a sale of the business.