Friday, October 04, 2013

Summary 2013 WY 112

Summary of Decision 27, 2013

Justice Hill delivered the opinion for the Court. Affirmed.


Docket Number: S-13-0028


Appeal from the District Court of Campbell County the Honorable Dan R. Price II, Judge

Representing Appellant: Mary Elizabeth Galvan of Galvan & Fritzen, Laramie, WY.

Representing Appellee: DaNece Day of Lubnau Law Office, P.C., Gillette, WY.

Date of Decision: September 27, 2013

Facts: In her appeal of the district court’s property allocation, Susan Lynn Kummerfeld (Wife) contends that the court erred when it only gave her 23% of the total assets, with the remainder going to her ex-husband John Gary Kummerfeld (Husband).

Issues: Wife states her single issue as follows: Whether the district court abused its discretion in the manner in which it divided the property between the divorcing parties by allocating 23% of the property to Wife and the remainder to Husband.

Holdings/Conclusion: Decisions regarding the division of marital property are within the trial court’s sound discretion, and we will not disturb them on appeal unless there is a clear showing of an abuse of discretion. Here, the district court properly assessed the facts and considered each of the required factors in making its determination. We hold that there is no abuse of discretion. Affirmed.

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