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Stock Options in a Divorce

Alternative forms of compensation, such as employee stock options are complex and present challenges in a divorce. An employee stock option is the right of an employee to buy a specific number of shares of stock in the employer-corporation at a specific price (strike price, grant price, or exercise price) at a specified time in the future.  Usually, there are restrictions and conditions on the employee’s right to exercise options, such as maintaining employment with the company for a required number of years.   The employer may also allow various portions of options to vest at different stages. When the required
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