Highly compensated professionals, business owners and entrepreneurs are very frequently paid in ways that are not used with typical workers and managers. Because corporations and other large organizations want to retain these executives, they often use incentive-based income packages.
By using a deferred compensation package, these professionals are incentivized to build the organization and to stay with the company for a long time. Their compensation package may include (phantom or restricted) stock options, performance units or future options, depending on circumstance.
This type of compensation can be immensely difficult to value and divide, taking into account potential appreciation, depreciation and tax issues.
If you are working through these types of issues in a divorce, it is critical to partner with a lawyer that is knowledgeable and experienced and can help guide you to an outcome that protects your financial interests.
With a B.A. in Accounting and a M.B.A. in Finance, I am prepared to help you address issues related to:
•Stock purchase plans
•Defined benefit plans