Marriage of Friebel v. Friebel


81 Wis.2d 285, 510 N.W.2d 767 (WI Ct. App., 1993)


(1) Income generated from trust was not generated by property wife had acquired. Thus, the distributions of income were themselves the gift, and separate property. (2) Real estate trust distributions were also a gift, as wife had no dominion. (3) Income generated by investment account is marital, even though a bank managed the account. (4) All gift property were kept in separately titled investment account and, thus, maintained in character. (5) Entire account was not tainted by commingling with 5% of divisible property – account maintained identity.

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