Category Archives: Goodwill – Professional Goodwill/Distributable

Traczyk v. Traczyk

Solo podiatry practice had goodwill and should be valued and distributed, as distinguished from a law practice. Medical doctor’s practice is more easily transferred than a law practice.

Year: 1995 | State: OK

Hollander v. Hollander

Dentist’s solo practice, including its goodwill, is marital property.

Year: 1994 | State: MD

Berger v. Berger

Part of value for dental practice was a restrictive covenant which represented goodwill and should be divided.

Year: 1995 | State: IN

In Re Marriage of Schneider

Personal goodwill should have been included in the valuation of dental practice where wife had waived maintenance.

Year: 2003 | State: IL

McDiarmid v. McDiarmid

Professional goodwill can be marital property, although in this case, law firm partnership agreement controls.

Year: 1994 | State: DC

Eslami v. Eslami

Medical practice may have distributable goodwill. Comparable sales would be the most persuasive evidence of such value, but capitalization of excess earnings was also permissible.

Year: 1991 | State: CT

In Re Marriage of Banning

Goodwill of husband’s interest in professional practice is a martial asset.

Year: 1999 | State: CO

Wright v. Wright

Automobile transport business has goodwill and is properly valued using capitalization of excess earnings method.

Year: 1995 | State: AK