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The four basic steps to reaching an agreement on divorce finances are: disclosure, getting advice, negotiating and implementing a Consent Order.

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LTIP - share bonuses

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19 Jun 12 #337601 by May01
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Working through separation currently.
Married over 20 years with 3 teenage children in higher/further education.
Husband receives a shares bonus every year, one currently vested. Another 3 outstanding. Are these considered as marital assets?
I gave up job to look after children while husband works full time.

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19 Jun 12 #337608 by Fiona
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IF the shares bonuses relate to work carried out before the date of separation they should be considered matrimonial property.

A larger share of assets in your favour and/or periodic payments may be appropriate if you are economically disadvantaged because you gave up work to care for children.

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19 Jun 12 #337614 by May01
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Thanks for quick response

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