Goodwill Valued Lower Than the Only Expert’s Opinion

Business Valuation Update BVLaw
Legal and Court Case Update
June 14, 1999
8021 Offices and Clinics of Dentists
621210 Offices of Dentists
marital dissolution/divorce

Chesterfield v. Nash
96 Wn. App. 103, 978 P.2d 551, 1999 Wash. App. LEXIS 1055
State Court
Court of Appeals


The Washington Court of Appeals affirmed a trial court's valuation of the goodwill in one parties' dental practice when this meretricious relationship ended. Chesterfield presented valuation evidence using the market and earnings (capitalization of excess ...

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Chesterfield v. Nash

At issue is whether the professional goodwill in defendant's dental practice is separate property.