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Stock Options and Divorce

Divorce & Family Law

Posted in on March 14, 2014

Did you know that stock options, whether vested or unvested, may count as “income” for purposes of calculating child support even if they are not vested? If the option doesn’t vest until after the termination of the marriage, the Court may apportion the options between marital and non-marital property. Unvested options may be considered as part of the marital estate; however there are many different factors to consider before they will be included in the marital estate. There are also a variety of other ways in which the option may be valued by the Court. Contact Attorney Lisa Bond to learn more about maximizing your benefit in stock options and evaluate your personal situation.