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Domestic Relations – Equitable Distribution – Valuation – Family Business – Marital Home – Post-Separation Payments (access required)

Williamson v. Williamson In finding that the parties’ family business was worth $26,500 on the date of separation, the trial court indicated that it relied on the plaintiff-husband’s valuation of the business. However, a review of the record shows that the husband did not value the company at $26,500; moreover, the husband gave conflicting testimony about the company’s value. We vacate the equitable distribution order and remand for further proceedings.

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Domestic Relations – Equitable Distribution – Valuation – Family Business – Marital Home – Post-Separation Payments (access required)

Williamson v. Williamson In finding that the parties’ family business was worth $26,500 on the date of separation, the trial court indicated that it relied on the plaintiff-husband’s valuation of the business. However, a review of the record shows that the husband did not value the company at $26,500; moreover, the husband gave conflicting testimony about the company’s value.

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Domestic Relations – Equitable Distribution – Separate Property – Marital Gift – Marital Home – Post-Separation Mortgage Payments – Rental Value (access required)

Fox v. Fox When the parties got married, they sold their separate residences and contributed most of the sales proceeds to the purchase of their marital home. The plaintiff-wife did not express any intention in the conveyance for her gift to be considered separate property. Based on the marital gift presumption, it appears the parties’ intentions were to have their separate contributions considered as gifts to the marital estate, and the wife does not present sufficient clear, cogent, and convincing evidence to suggest otherwise.

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