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Hamilton v. Hamilton
Louisiana Court of Appeal
381 So. 2d 517 (1979)
Willard Hamilton (plaintiff) and Suzanne Hamilton (defendant) were married and later divorced. Before the marriage, Suzanne attended a bridal shower that was hosted for her. At the shower, the guests brought several wedding gifts including dinner plates, trays, candle holders, and other related items. The guests who brought the wedding gifts gave no indication of whether the gifts were given to Suzanne or to both Suzanne and Willard. The trial court determined that these gifts were community property because they were given for the use of Suzanne and Willard jointly. Suzanne appealed, arguing that because the gifts were brought to a bridal shower hosted for her before her marriage, the gifts were her separate property.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Ellis, J.)
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