Marriages that include the completion of advanced degrees, professional licenses, or specialized training that lead to significantly improved earnings outlooks have unique factors to address when the marriage ends.
A spouse who goes through medical school and residency and becomes licensed to practice during the marriage is understood to have used marital resources and support to accomplish this, making the license – and the enhanced earning power it brings – a marital asset.
The court will consider this elevated income power in determining what constitutes a proper settlement.
The Brooklyn divorce attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino understand the importance of properly valuing assets that reflect a lifetime of earnings potential.
Call us today at 718-725-9601 for a free consultation with Brooklyn divorce settlement experts.