Fairfax Stock Options Divorce Lawyers

The accurate determination of a spouse's income is a necessary element for the determination of a number of aspects of a divorce such as:

  • Child support
  • Spousal support
  • Equitable division of property

For employees whose income is limited to weekly or biweekly paychecks, this is a fairly straightforward thing to determine. For some couples, the timing of when an option is awarded, vested or exercised can bear upon the value of the marital estate and its ultimate distribution.

Employees with greater levels of skill or responsibility are often compensated in a greater variety of manners, including:

  • Qualified and nonqualified stock options
  • Deferred compensation plans
  • Golden parachute payments
  • Restricted stock
  • Incentive stock options
  • Split-dollar life insurance

Accurately identifying the character of these accounts as marital property or income requires skill and experience as the full value of the compensation may not be realized until years into the future. Ensuring that such complex forms of compensation are treated properly within the confines of a divorce requires the counsel of attorneys who are able to draw on a wealth of experience in dealing with exactly these types of matters.

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At Surovell Isaacs & Levy PLC, our Fairfax stock options divorce attorneys bring decades of experience in providing skilled representation to those who receive these types of complex income and their spouses. We are skilled at properly valuing such income. We employ outside financial experts to help us make appropriate determinations.

The law in this field is not settled. We not only remain current on the latest developments in the law, we help shape it. In several months, we will appear before the Supreme Court in a case based on these issues.

Contact the Northern VA Golden Parachute Separation Attorneys of Surovell Isaacs & Levy PLC

If you are facing divorce and you are concerned about how the issue of how unique compensation such as stock option, deferred compensation and golden parachute payments will be handled, turn to the experienced deferred compensation lawyers of Surovell Isaacs & Levy PLC. To schedule an initial consultation, call 703-648-8279 or simply contact us online.

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