Most lawyers know that law degrees, and medical degrees can be valued as part of a divorce in New York State. What many lawyers overlook is attempting to place a value on other forms of enhanced earnings. For that matter, half the judges in New York don't know that a wife or a husband can place a value on any type of enhanced earnings earned during the marriage...
Hougie v. Hougie, 261 A.D.2d 161, 689 N.Y.S.2d 490 (First Dept. 1999)
Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department, New York.
Anne L. HOUGIE, Plaintiff-Respondent,
Robert E. HOUGIE, Defendant-Appellant.
May 6, 1999.
**490 Allan D. Mantel, for Plaintiff-Respondent.
Michael F. Teitler, for Defendant-Appellant.