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Handling Executive Compensation Concerns In Your Divorce

When a divorce involves a business owner, a licensed professional such as a doctor or lawyer, or a highly compensated business executive, the division of marital property can quickly become complex. Deferred income, pensions, bonuses, stock options, ownership shares and other forms of compensation may be subject to equitable distribution.

I am family law attorney Tucker M. Katz, Attorney at Dietze & Davis, P.C., and I have represented highly compensated executives as well as spouses of executives in divorce cases involving disputes over complex holdings and executive compensation. I have a thorough understanding of a broad variety of components in compensation packages that may be subject to marital property division. These include:

  • Executive compensation
  • Executive stock option plans
  • Executive stock purchase plans
  • Retirement benefits
  • Employee profit-sharing plans
  • Pension funds
  • Defined benefit plans
  • Executive bonus
  • 401(k)

I understand the unique family-related legal issues involved and how to protect your rights and interests. Often, I am able to resolve divorce matters through negotiations and avoid prolonged litigation.

Reliable Valuation And Equitable Division Advocacy

To ensure my clients secure their proper share, I work with an established network of knowledgeable accountants and financial specialists who are able to accurately value complex financial holdings. Because of my considerable experience, I have a thorough understanding of Colorado case law that differentiates when a stock option or other component of an executive’s compensation is marital property and when it is not. I have successfully argued this issue before a panel of the Colorado Court of Appeals. I will make sure you are aware of every option, from the Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO) to tax liabilities to any military pensions or benefits that may apply. You will be as informed as possible in order to make informed decisions concerning your future.

Put A Knowledgeable Divorce Lawyer In Your Corner

For an experienced executive compensation divorce attorney, contact Tucker M. Katz, Attorney at Dietze & Davis, P.C. Call my Boulder office at 303-872-8041 or use my online contact form to schedule an initial consultation.