Since employee stock options are normally non-transferable, any domestic relations order would be on an as if when basis, with the employee spouse paying the nonemployee spouse his or her share when the option is executed. Thus, the domestic relations order amounts to a contract between the parties binding them after the divorce.
By Shannon P. Pratt and Alina V. Niculita. There is no area of law where there is as much confusion and as little consistency about the standard of value (a.k.a. definition of value) for business valuation as in the family law area. Few family law judges are specialists in finance. Most may have a case involving a business valuation once or twice a year.
How many times have you dragged an entire banker’s box worth of documents to court, never opened it, and then dragged it back to the office? Think about it. Do we really need to carry a set of binders with us for a case management conference, or a settlement conference? My answer to you is no! There is an easier way.