A.C. v. J.O (Supreme Court, Kings County)

Relying on the value of defendant’s business Tribal Blues, Inc. of $124,000, the Court denies any claim by the plaintiff for the defendant’s business as she did not make any contributions towards it and because it was not so much a business as it was a conduit for receiving payments for defendant’s work as an assistant director. The plaintiff’s enhanced earnings capacity from her dental degree was determined to be zero. Plaintiff left her position as an equity partner of a law firm to attend dental school with the husband’s consent. Because her earnings capacity as an equity partner exceeded her current earnings as a dentist, the court concluded that there were no enhanced earnings.