State/Prov.  : South Dakota

Case name    : Anderson v. Anderson

Case #          : 2015 S.D. 28

Court             : South Dakota Supreme Court

Reviewed by : Laura W. Morgan

Main issue     : Property Division

Sum of money inherited by husband from his mother, years before parties’ separation, was marital property, such that husband was not entitled to credit in amount of inheritance upon parties’ divorce; parties spent amount to pay debts and purchase family vehicle, also setting aside part of sum of money for children, and there was no evidence that money was under husband’s exclusive control and possession.

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