Factors Determining Stock Ownership Post-Divorce
Several factors determine the division of stock portfolios and investments after a divorce:SCHEDULE YOUR $275 CONSULTATION
Pre-marriage stock holdings: If a spouse brought stock holdings into the marriage, these stocks are generally considered separate property. However, the value increase of these stocks during the marriage is considered marital property.
Stock option ownership: Employers may offer stock options or award shares to employees, which can be considered partially marital property. Any growth in stock value during the marriage is deemed marital property, regardless of when it was purchased or awarded.