Weaver v. Weaver
Mississippi Court of Appeals
247 So. 3d 374 (2018)
Melissa Weaver (plaintiff) filed for divorce from Richard Weaver (defendant) in August 2015, alleging habitual cruel and inhumane treatment and irreconcilable differences. In May 2016, the parties filed a consent to divorce on irreconcilable differences. The court then considered issues of the equitable division of the marital estate and alimony. In an order issued in October 2016, the court found the marital estate was worth $555,279.90 and awarded Richard 55 percent of the estate and Melissa 45 percent. Melissa objected to the language of the order and later filed a motion to reconsider, asking the court to address the tax consequences of the distribution of marital assets. During the hearing, Melissa offered expert testimony from John Dongieux, an attorney and certified public accountant. The trial court denied the motion, and Melissa appealed the denial.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Irving, J.)
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