From our private database of 35,400+ case briefs...
Dugan v. Dugan
Supreme Court of New Jersey
457 A.2d 1 (1983)
James Dugan (plaintiff) was married to Rosaleen Dugan (defendant). They were married in 1958 and separated in 1978. James sued Rosaleen for divorce. James was an attorney and operated his law practice as a professional corporation. The trial court granted a dual no-fault divorce and entered a judgment dividing the marital estate. The trial court included the value of James’s law practice, including its goodwill, as part of the estate. The law practice was determined to be worth approximately $250,000, and the goodwill component was valued at approximately $180,000. James appealed, arguing that the component for goodwill should not have been included for a legal practice.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Schreiber, J.)
What to do next…
Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.
You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 616,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Berkeley, and Northwestern—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students.Unlock this case briefRead our student testimonials
Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.
Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students.Learn about our approachRead more about Quimbee
Here's why 616,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
- Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 35,400 briefs, keyed to 984 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
- The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
- Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
- Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.