That's a very typical question a lot of people ask. And the professional degree itself is not a marital asset; it's the degree that is earned by the one party over the other. So, those are not necessarily valued. They don’t have a value in the sense to the marriage, but they are earned by the one spouse.
Sean Sullivan is a family lawyer practicing in the Elmhurst, Illinois area at the law offices of Laura M Urbik Kern, specializing in child custody and dissolution in divorce. Visit his website, www.laurakern.com, and Divorce Magazine profile.