The dispute centers around the valuation of certain real estate of the former husband, acquired before his marriage. On appeal, the former husband requests that Court vacate the marital settlement agreement in its entirety due to an alleged error in an appraisal of his property.
Trial court dividing marital estate of parties in divorce action had authority, after awarding family business to husband, to enjoin wife from operating a competing business, in order to protect the good will of the existing business.
Community property law applied by analogy when evaluating the property rights of a deceased partner of a committed, intimate relationship.
Shares in the husband’s father’s company were transferred to the husband as part of an estate freeze undertaken by the husband’s father. The Court of Appeal overturned the trial judge’s decision that the shares were not a gift. They were in fact a gift and thus were exempt from inclusion in considering the husband’s net family property upon marriage breakdown.
Nonparties claim to be nonmarital, biological children of the deceased testator, who learned of their existence after he had executed his final will, shortly before his death.
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