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December 27, 1985

A medical license acquired during marriage in New York is considered marital property, entitling the ex-wife of a doctor to a share of his future income, the state's top court ruled. In a unanimous ruling, the Court of Appeals upheld a $188,800 award to a woman and set a state precedent by declaring that professional licenses obtained during marriages are considered property, and therefore are subject to equitable distribution in divorces.

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