– from Anne Q. in Genesee, WI
My husband and I were married for 16 years. We filed for a divorce this past year. Five years ago, I suffered an automobile accident. My insurer made a lump-sum settlement to compensate me for the injuries and satisfy any potential future claims from my husband or myself. During our filing for divorce, the trial court judge viewed the settlement as marital property and split it in half. I want to appeal this as I believe the majority of the settlement should go to me. Does marital property have to be split in half?
Jeff Hughes, J.D.