Dallas Anselmo

Document Type

Case Summary

Publication Date

Fall 9-6-2019

Case Synopsis

The Court articulated several decisions regarding the disposition of assets after a divorce. First, in determining an alimony award, a district court should consider the need of the receiving party in light of other income-earning property received. Second, extramarital spending can justify unequal disposition of community property; however, unequal disposition cannot be based on overconsumption of funds unless a specific showing is made to prove that consumption is excessive. Third, calculations of community property disposition should continue until the written decree is issued. Finally, a violation of an ambiguous injunction cannot result in sanctions.

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