‘Personal Goodwill’ and ‘Business Enterprise Goodwill’ Must Be Excluded From the Valuation of a Professional Practice

Business Valuation UpdateVol. 10 No. 9
Legal and Court Case Update
September 2004
0742 Veterinary Services for Animal Specialties
541940 Veterinary Services
marital dissolution/divorce

Watson v. Watson
2004 Miss. LEXIS 709
June 24, 2004
State Court
Supreme Court
John R. McNeal Jr., Richard C. Roberts III
Elbert Bivins, CPA/ABV, CVA (for husband), James A. Koerber, CPA/ABV, CVA (for wife)


The issue in this marital dissolution was the value of husband’s veterinarian practice, Magnolia Animal Clinic, which opened in 1987. The parties filed for divorce in 2000.

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Watson v. Watson

The issue in this case was the value of goodwill in husband's vet practice.