San Jose Stock Option Settlement Lawyer
Attorney for Divorce Settlements Involving Stock Options in the San Francisco Bay Area
In a property settlement for divorce, dividing stock options is among the most difficult of tasks. Stock options can be granted for past job performance, or they can be based on an individual's continued future employment and future job performance. Stock options based on future employment pose significant problems in terms of valuation.
When the company in question is a startup or fledgling venture with bright prospects but an uncertain future, the valuation problem becomes even more difficult. The present value of a stock option may never be actually realized. Nevertheless, a stock option constitutes a real asset and in a property settlement a fair and realistic value must be placed on it.
Division of Stock Options for Divorces in San Jose
At the Dominion Law Group, LLP, our San Jose stock option settlement attorneys have extensive experience in valuing stock options for the purposes of property settlement in divorce. We understand the myriad factors which must be considered, and we know the questions which need to be answered. To aid us in these tasks, we can call upon the services of financial analysts and valuation experts who are experienced in such matters.
Who Gets the Retirement Savings?
Pensions, IRAs, 401(k)s and other forms of retirement savings earned during marriage are community property and must be divided. These assets will often have both separate property and community property interests.
For example, some of the pension may have been earned prior to marriage and some after marriage. A family law attorney's assistance is often needed to determine the separate property and community property interests.
Contact a California Stock Option Settlement Attorney
The Dominion Law Group, LLP can provide sound insight and guidance to our clients in stock option and pension valuation matters for the purposes of property settlement in divorce. For a consultation with a stock option settlement lawyer at the Dominion Law Group, LLP, call 408-288-5592 or contact us online.
We serve clients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, including San Jose, Campbell, Los Gatos, Santa Clara, Cupertino, Milpitas, Sunnyvale, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Silicon Valley, and Santa Clara County.