Category Archives: Goodwill – Not Divisible

Sorensen v. Sorensen

Dentist’s professional goodwill is not a divisible marital asset. Court distinguishes solo practitioner, where goodwill is only reputation for competency, from clinic with many employees where goodwill does not rest on reputation of any one person.

Year: 1989 | State: UT

Donahue v. Donahue

Because of the speculative nature of professional goodwill, any such goodwill of husband’s solo dental practice could not be made part of the marital estate.

Year: 1989 | State: SC

Mocnik v. Mocnik

Value of husband’s interest in the goodwill of his medical practice is limited to the value as determined by the practice’s stockholder’s agreement. Follows Holbrook.

Year: 1992 | State: OK

Travis v. Travis

Goodwill of solo law practice is too speculative – more equitable to consider earning power and set alimony.

Year: 1990 | State: OK

Sonek v. Sonek

Salaried employee of a medical association does not possess goodwill for equitable distribution purposes.

Year: 1992 | State: NC

Gaskill v. Robbins

Failure to distinguish between personal and enterprise goodwill in valuing an oral surgery practice was error, as was averaging the results of different valuation results.

Year: 2009 | State: KY

Gomez v. Gomez

No goodwill in radiology practice affirmed.

Year: 2005 | State: KY

Yoon v. Yoon

Unlike enterprise goodwill, personal goodwill which depends on the continued presence of a particular individual is not divisible in a divorce.

Year: 1999 | State: IN

In Re Marriage of Tulty

Goodwill of automobile dealership may have been double counted. Court must distinguish between personal goodwill and enterprise goodwill.

Year: 1995 | State: IL

In Re Marriage of Trull

Solo dental practice goodwill is ability to acquire future income, which is not a divisible asset.

Year: 1993 | State: IL

In Re Marriage of Zells

An attorney’s professional goodwill is not a divisible marital asset.

Year: 1991 | State: IL

Schmidt v. Schmidt

Personal or professional goodwill, as distinguished from enterprise good will, is not a marital asset. Necessity of covenant not to compete is significant.

Year: 2013 | State: FL

Walton v. Walton

Inclusion of goodwill in accounting practice is reversed.

Year: 1995 | State: FL

Ombres v. Ombres

No goodwill in ophthalmology practice.

Year: 1990 | State: FL

Tortorich v. Tortorich

Oral surgery practice had no goodwill as it has no continuing patient base or continuing costumers.

Year: 1995 | State: AR