When a person earns a degree, a professional license, or a professional certification during a marriage in Queens, the added value to the person’s potential earnings are considered marital property to be distributed equitably.
This can lead to substantially enhanced settlement awards when a couple divorces.
The value of the earnings that the Master’s degree is likely to confer play a big role in determining the ultimate settlement amount.
A spouse who earned an MBA is likely to be worth much more than someone who earned an advanced degree is a lower paying field, but even so, you should expect to argue for additional compensation based on the degree.
At Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino, we help our clients get everything they are entitled to in their divorce settlement.
When your spouse in Queens has advanced their education and career while you supported the family, you can count on us to make sure you are protected and compensated.
Call us today at 718-523-1111 and speak to an experienced Queens divorce lawyer for free.