Todd v. Todd was decided in 1969.
The parties had been married for more than 17 years. During the marriage the husband obtained a law degree and started practicing law.
One of the issues in the family law court was the value of the law practice itself. Although the non-attorney spouse could not own an interest in the practice, she could receive half the value of the business. The court valued the business and awarded the wife half the value. The wife appealed the order stating that the court did not consider the accounts receivable in the value of the law practice.
The appellate court agreed with the wife. It stated that the accounts receivable should be a factor considered in the valuation of the business.
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