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 legal team that is knowledgeable and experienced and can help guide you to an outcome that protects your financial interests.
With more than a century of family law experience, our board-certified lawyers at Verner Brumley Mueller Parker are prepared to help you address issues related to:
- Stock options
- Stock purchase plans
- Retirement benefits
- Profit-sharing plans
- Defined benefit plans
As necessary, we can contact any number of forensic professionals when the issues call for it. This rigorous approach to valuation and investigation has helped thousands of clients reach outcomes that benefit their financial health in the immediate and long term. We are prepared to help you do the same.