Is Your Professional Degree Marital Property?

4 Pages Posted: 11 Aug 2020

Date Written: February 24, 2020


The courts realize that some spouses put their loved one through an expensive and time-consuming degree program only to find themselves divorcing years or even decades later. In recognition of this, family courts sometimes determine that a professional degree is intangible property eligible for equitable distribution.

JEL Classification: K36, K10

Suggested Citation

Petrelli, Thomas, Is Your Professional Degree Marital Property? (February 24, 2020). Available at SSRN: or

Thomas Petrelli (Contact Author)

Petrelli Previtera, LLC ( email )

1845 Walnut St 19th Floor
Philadephia, PA Pennsylvania 19103
United States
215-523-6900 (Phone)

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