Experienced Counsel For Divorce Involving Stock Options
Stocks are some of the most complicated assets to divide in a divorce. At MeehanLaw, LLC, we understand this firsthand because our attorneys have handled thousands of divorces involving founder’s stock, stock options, restricted stock units (RSUs) and more. Founded in 1961, our firm has earned a reputation for our assertive yet empathetic service for clients going through complex, high-asset separation or divorce.
Divorce And Stocks: What To Know
Connecticut considers stocks property; therefore, they are subject to the state’s equitable division laws. Under the law, all marital assets are eligible for equitable division between spouses.
Because many employers do not allow stock options to transfer to nonemployees, one spouse must often pay the other spouse the equivalent of the stocks’ value or give them a comparable share of assets. It is important to get a fair valuation of the stocks to ensure that your spouse does not take advantage by overvaluing or undervaluing them.
Protecting Your Finances With Cutting-Edge Tech
In situations involving significant assets, there is often a risk of one spouse attempting to hide or dissipate assets. Our team works with a roster of experts such as forensic accountants to reveal any malfeasance on the part of a spouse. In addition, we have a high-level understanding of sophisticated technology, how it is used and how to use it during discovery to aid our clients.
Start Protecting Your Stocks, Today
Your future financial security depends heavily on working with a capable team like MeehanLaw, LLC. Set up an initial consultation in which we can review your case and give you a better idea of what to expect. To get in touch, please call our Fairfield office at 203-989-2949, call our Bridgeport office at 203-664-8059 or send us an email.