Although all four responses have their advocates, it appears that treating the degree as marital property is the most popular response among legal writers and the alimony response is the one most frequently utilized by the courts. It is the position of this writer that the fairest and most practical solution is the restitutional response: to treat the husband's professional degree as a form of marital property and to award the wife restitution for her contributions to its acquisition.
Moore, Marvin M.
"Should a Professional Degree be Considered a Marital Asset Upon Divorce?,"
Akron Law Review: Vol. 15
, Article 4.
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