McGowan v. McGowan


535 NYS2d 990 (NY Appellate Div., 2nd Dept., 1988)


Wife’s master’s degree was marital property, as an academic degree should be treated the same as a professional license. However, a teaching certificate was not marital property because although it was awarded after the marriage, she had completed all the requirement before the marriage.

See also: McGowan v. McGowan, 136 Misc.2d 225 (NY Supreme Court, Suffolk, 1987)

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