A wife who has given birth and raised three children has made a significant contribution to the acquisition of the family’s estate.
It would be an abuse of discretion for this court to require the mother to take employment when her time should be devoted to providing a proper family life for her four children.
The contribution of a full time homemaker housewife may be considered greater than, or at least as great as, that of a working wife.
The contribution of a full-time homemaker may be considered greater than, or at least as great as, that of a working spouse in dividing property upon divorce.
Finding that each party contributed to the marriage is not clearly erroneous where no children were born, but wife took care of house.
Use of a coverture fraction to divide a retirement plan may be appropriate, but not in this case because the trial court considered the husband’s financial contributions to be greater than the wife’s contributions as homemaker and primary child caretaker.