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Calculating execs’ spousal support can be complex

Thursday, July 21, 2016 @ 8:00 PM | By Farley Cohen and Antonina Wasowska

Executives at large corporations (private and public) often have compensation packages that pose challenges for determining net family property (NFP) and calculating income for child and spousal support purposes under the guidelines.

This article illustrates some of the issues that counsel and their business valuators need to consider.

Ms. Ex is a senior VP at Commco, a major public Canadian communications company. Her compensation includes stock options, a bonus plan and forgivable loans to purchase Commco shares. What valuation and income determination challenges does this package...