Articles from July, 2022

Wife’s Separate Property Tracing Evidence was Insufficient

In this divorce case, Wife claimed that 70.88% of the purchase price of a home she bought was paid from separate property funds she obtained prior to marriage. The Court of Appeals ruled that her proof of her pre-marriage funds was insufficient to establish any separate property interest in the house.   A separate property claim must be supported by clear and convincing evidence, which requires documents tracing the separate nature of the money used to buy the house.  Wife presented bank account statements showing the funds she claimed she owned prior to marriage that were used to buy the…Read More