Ward v. Jahnke


220 Wis. 2d 539, 583 N.W.2d.656 (WI Ct. App., 1998)


Unjust enrichment award reversed where parties never held themselves out as husband and wife, maintained separate accounts and filed separate taxes.  Complaining party must present proof of specific contributions that directly let to an increase in assets or accumulation of wealth.  There must be more than a desire to share living expenses.

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