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New York Family Law Reform Says Professional Degrees Are Not an Asset Subject to Equitable Distribution

In a 1985 divorce case, O’Brien v. O’Brien, New York broke new legal ground when the state’s highest court decided that a professional degree or license earned during a marriage was a marital asset subject to equitable distribution. However, in the three decades since, few jurisdictions chose to follow New York’s lead, and the decision… Read More »

How Professional Degrees Impact Divorce

A professional degree, certification or license is more than a piece of paper. It is a gateway to an enhanced income and better life. Moreover, while only one person’s name can be on a degree, others — especially a spouse — may have contributed greatly to making it possible. That is why professional degrees can… Read More »