Court may consider that one party can anticipate greater social security benefits upon retirement in ordering division of property.
A court may consider an expected gift or inheritance as one relevant factor in dividing the marital estate. Of course, the weight of a future gift or inheritance as a division factor should depend heavily upon the degree of likelihood that benefits will actually be received.”
Equal division of assets acquired during 11 year separation affirmed where wife raised the children, there was no separation of assets and they commingled assets.
Sixty-forty property division affirmed in short marriage – wife suffered no “setback” due to the marriage.
Unequal property division upheld where husband had substantial excluded property.
Court can consider prior inherited status of property.
Unequal property division affirmed where husband built business.
Unequal division of property affirmed. Wife made more than husband. Court awarded husband his retirement in lieu of maintenance from wife. This was a proper exercise of discretion.
Unequal division affirmed due to relatively short marriage (8 years) where husband brought substantially all of the property into the marriage.
Unequal division of property (75 – 25 in favor of wife) affirmed where wife brought some property into marriage and trial court concluded that husband had not been economically disadvantaged as a result of the marriage.