Family Law

Property Division – Tech Divorces

What are tech divorces and their unique challenges?  A “tech divorce” is not a formal legal term, but refers to a divorce involving a couple who work in the technology industry or have significant assets tied to technology companies.  It underscores the unique challenges that couples in the technology industry may face during divorce proceedings, especially when substantial assets are tied to tech ventures. Take, for instance, a couple deeply entrenched in the tech sector, accumulating wealth through stock units, awards, and intellectual property rights.

Key Issues in a Tech Divorce:

  1. Valuation of Tech Assets: Determining the equitable division of stocks and tech investments.
  2. Stock Awards: Addressing the handling of stock awards, assessing their future value, and negotiating distribution.
  3. Restricted Stock Units (RSUs): Evaluating the implications of RSUs in the divorce settlement.
  4. Intellectual Property: Deciding the fate of intellectual property rights and ownership stakes in startup products.
  5. Alimony and Child Support: Navigating income disparities from high-tech compensation for fair alimony and child support arrangements.
  6. Deferred Compensation: Addressing complexities related to deferred compensation.
  7. Digital Assets: Accounting for and appropriately dividing valuable digital assets like cryptocurrency holdings and online businesses.

In a tech-centric divorce, complexities arise from the couple’s involvement in the tech industry and the intricate legal and financial considerations tied to their careers. For a seamless resolution, it’s paramount to seek legal and financial expertise well-versed in the nuances of the technology sector. If you find yourself in a similar situation, let’s discuss your unique circumstances and navigate this intricate terrain together. Contact us for a consultation and take the first step towards securing your future with confidence and clarity.