Employee Bonuses for Present Services
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A few bonus programs are compensation not for past or present services but for a one-time service performed by the recipient. The most common example is a signing or reenlistment bonus. These bonuses are marital if the one-time act was performed during the marriage; otherwise, they are separate. See Marcell v. Marcell, 2003 WL 1386758 (Fla. 1st Dist. Ct. App. 2003) (military reenlistment bonus was marital property, where recipient reenlisted during the marriage).

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