The Silicon Valley is a very special community, which poses special problems with regards to divorce and property division. It has become a common practice for tech companies to offer compensation to employees through Restricted Stock Units (“RSUs”). An RSU is a way to compensate an employee through equity, but unlike stock options, RSUs do not have monetary value until the employee’s vesting period has passed. The issue of asset splitting can be complicated if you or your spouse have RSUs from an employer. If you have an attorney without the proper experience, you may not be getting your fair share of the RSUs, worse, you may not get any at all. What some people do not know is that you may be entitled to RSUs even if they have not yet been vested, but have been awarded during the marriage and before the time of separation.
We, at The Zhou Law Group, know that it is important to keep informed with these special types of issues and have the experience to protect your rights. If you have questions regarding RSUs, vested or not, or any questions regarding Family Law please contact our office at (408) 289-9688 and visit our website at www.sanjoseattorneys.com.