Trial court did not abuse its discretion in failing to award wife an interest in husband’s separately held inheritance assets; although husband commingled inheritance funds by using them as the source of family’s support, husband expressed intention to retain the inheritance as a separate property, and wife would achieve economic self‑sufficiency through award of indefinite spousal support and equal division of the appreciation of property that was due largely to husband’s investment of time, labor, and inheritance funds.
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