ETrade - Heavy on Lawyers, Light on Customer Service.
eTrade Employee Stock Options. - Complaint
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA -- Heavy on lawyers, light on customer service.
Good luck getting any money OUT of an eTrade account and to your heirs should you pass away. I was in a Domestic Partnership and it was easier to stop life support when he was terminal than it has been to get the stock options from eTrade. So far, I have had to get a notary signature, gold Medallion signature, fill out multiple forms, sit on hold only to talk to someone in a foreign country who I can barely understand, pay for and consult two attorneys and because they claim they never got his faxes to put his eTrade account in our trust, I now have to go to Probate. I am the Beneficiary on his Will, I am the Beneficiary on his Trust, I was his Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care Decisions and we signed an Affidavit with his company that we were in a Domestic Partnership (28 years). Good luck for those of you in Domestic Partnerships, you will be discriminated against and NOT treated equal to a married couple.
When Corporations create an account for an employee for stock options, it should be automatic that a Beneficiary form goes out to that employee, like with Life Insurance Accounts and 401 Accounts. Not the case with eTrade.
Cancer killed my soul mate and eTrade is another cancer in my life.