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Can employee stock options be converted to a 401K without bad faith before filing a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?


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2007-01-28 18:53:54
2007-01-28 18:53:54

generally no. the only type of money that can be put into a 401k are payroll deductions, roll ins from other 401k's, traditional or Rollover IRA's and pensions. If the stock options are in one of these plans, call your plans service center to get your plans rules and procedures. It is rare for stock options to be in one of these plans. Also stock options have no real value until you exercise them (buy the stock).

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