In divorces in New York, advanced degrees and professional licenses are considered marital property, so the additional earning potential that goes with an educational achievement like a doctorate means that you are likely entitled to a much larger financial award than you would be otherwise.
Your attorney will have an expert value your spouse’s lifetime earnings with and without the doctorate, and the court will evaluate that figure alongside your spouse’s legal team’s expert’s evaluation.
In some cases, an advanced degree or license can mean a difference of many tens of thousands of dollars or more in the final settlement figure.
The attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino can help you get the biggest possible settlement in your divorce in Brooklyn.
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