'Romance Without Finance Ain't Got No Chance': Development of the Doctrine of Dissipation in Equitable Distribution States

Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Vol. 21, p. 201, 2008

U of Houston Law Center No. 2008-A-26

21 Pages Posted: 21 Nov 2008

Date Written: November 19, 2008

Abstract

This is a survey of the development of the doctrine of dissipation in equitable distribution states. I note the differences between this developing doctrine and the rules that have been established in community property states regarding unilateral transfers of community property. I suggest certain changes in the doctrine to better advance the purposes underlying the concept of dissipation.

Keywords: Dissipation, Equitable distribution, Divorce, Marital property

Suggested Citation

Oldham, J. Thomas, 'Romance Without Finance Ain't Got No Chance': Development of the Doctrine of Dissipation in Equitable Distribution States (November 19, 2008). Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Vol. 21, p. 201, 2008; U of Houston Law Center No. 2008-A-26. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1304230

J. Thomas Oldham (Contact Author)

University of Houston Law Center ( email )

4604 Calhoun Road
Houston, TX 77204-6060
United States

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