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In re Estate of Kobylski

Wisconsin Court of Appeals
178 Wis. 2d 158, 503 N.W.2d 369 (1993)


Genevieve and Geza Hellstern were married. At the time of the marriage, Genevieve owned a home, where the couple lived for the entirety of their marriage. Genevieve held the title to the home solely in her name. The couple improved the home out of joint funds, and Geza (plaintiff) performed manual labor on the home. Genevieve’s will left her entire estate to her children from a prior marriage. After Genevieve died, Geza sought reclassification of the home to marital property. At trial, Geza presented documentary evidence of the marital funds spent on improvements to the home. The probate court classified the home as marital property and awarded Geza one-half of the home’s value. Genevieve’s estate (defendant) appealed.

Rule of Law


Holding and Reasoning (Nettesheim, J.)

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