New York: Dejesus v. Dejesus 620 NYS 2d 704 (Stock Options are marital property even if they are exercised after the commencement of the divorce)

Did your husband or spouse receive stock option from his/her job? In this economic climate, they probably aren’t worth much, (unless if was for McDonalds and Walmart which are two companies doing quite well in spite of the meltdown.)
But as a general rule, the Dejesus case stands for the premise that stock options received by a spouse is marital property even if the spouse does not excercise them before the commencement of the divorce action. The non-participant spouse would have the right to exercise the options (one half of) as they mature.