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Domestic Relations – Equitable Distribution – 401(k) Share – Wife’s Request (access required)

A divorce court erred in awarding wife 65 percent of the present value of husband’s 401(k) account, when wife only asked for 50 percent, and the Court of Appeals reverses the equitable distribution award and remands the case. It is axiomatic that a court may generally not award more relief than a party expressly requests. In ...

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