State/Prov.  : Alaska

Case name    : Engstrom v. Engstrom

Case #          : No. S–14752

Court             : Alaska Supreme Court

Reviewed by : Laura W. Morgan

Main issue     : Property Division

Determining marital portion of wife’s retirement health insurance benefits, when equitably distributing property pursuant to divorce, required using years of marriage as a fraction of wife’s total years of employment, rather than considering such benefits marital to the extent they vested during marriage, overruling Sparks v. Sparks, 233 P.3d 1091.

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