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Property classified correctly in equitable division (access required)

The trial court correctly ruled that husband’s postseparation employment earnings were transmuted into marital property and properly classified a trading account as marital property. Background The parties were married in 2000. They separated and reconciled several times. The last separation ...

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Husband’s inheritance became marital property (access required)

Where husband received an inheritance and wrote checks to wife, which she deposited into her own account, the inheritance became marital property. Further, handwritten documents husband submitted do not reflect a contractual agreement that husband gave wife money in exchange ...

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Husband’s business correctly included in property division (access required)

Appellant’s accounting business, which he started shortly after the parties were married, was correctly included in the marital estate. Further, the court correctly applied a statutory presumption that the valuation should be made based on the hearing date, rather than ...

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