Keon Family Law

When a spouse receives disability insurance, worker’s compensation, or a monetary award for a personal injury suffered during the marriage, the classification of those payments in a subsequent divorce proceeding can be tricky. A trier of fact will have to determine whether a payment for the spouse’s...

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Question: Do unvested stock options and deferred compensation constitute marital assets that are subject to equitable division on divorce?

Answer and Discussion: As to deferred compensation, definitely. As to unvested stock options, the answer seems a bit less clear. Under Georgia law, insofar a...

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Georgia law establishes a presumption of a gift when one spouse transfers legal title to real or personal property to the other spouse or to the marital unit. In other words, property acquired by one spouse prior to marriage (or through gift or inheritance from third-parties during the marriage), wh...

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A prior article addressed the principles governing whether the appreciation in value of business interests, stocks, mutual funds, bonds, and similar investment holdings, brought into a marriage by a spouse constitute marital property subject to equitable division on divorce, or a spouse’s separate...

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Personal property owned by either or both spouses often includes ownership interests in family or other closely held businesses, as well as investment portfolios comprised of stocks, mutual funds, and bonds. The extent to which such business interests and investment portfolios constitute marital pro...

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