A long time ago, my mother employer's offered discounted stock as part of its compensation plan. Her brother gave her a small sum of money so that she could buy some stock for him. She did this, the stock in her name, and intermingled with some she purchased for herself. Now, 50 years later, he's making subtle references to this, but he hasn't come out and asked about it.
Assuming he does actually ask, and I don't tell him to go pound sand, I'm wondering:
- Is there any way to determine the stock price when the stock was purchased?
- The company split up into several companies which have split as well. She now holds stock in many of these. Is there a resource for would help me with this, stock-wise?
- Similarly, the stocks themselves have undergone many splits. How could I figure this out?
- How could I determine the dividends paid over this period?
My presumption is that he's about 40 years too late to make any serious claim, but thought it was an interesting problem and maybe one that accountants or lawyers run into from time to time. Also, I'd love to find out exactly how much money he thinks she 'owes' him.