Patricia Woosnam (plaintiff) and Kenneth Ray Woosnam (defendant) were married in 1970 and separated in 1978. For the first six years of the Woosnam's marriage, the couple resided in a home Patricia owned. The home had been purchased for $12,500 and had an existing mortgage indebtedness of $9,466.23. The home was sold for $19,175. After payment of the mortgage, Patricia used the remaining non-marital funds from the sale of the first home to purchase the couple's second home for $23,000. The Woosnams remained at the second home until their separation. When determining the value of the marital and separate property, the chancellor determined that the first home had a fair market value of $13,300 on the date of the Woosnam's marriage, and the second home had a fair market value of $37,500 upon the Woosnam's separation. Kentucky is an equitable-distribution state, meaning the court works to create a fair, but not necessarily equal, division of marital property in a divorce proceeding. The chancellor determined that Patricia had a separate interest in the first property totaling $3,833.77, which equaled the fair market value of $13,300 minus the mortgage indebtedness of $9,466.23. The chancellor then determined that this sum equaled 28.8 percent of the property value and awarded Patricia that percentage of the sale price, which totaled $5,587.20. Patricia appealed, alleging that the chancellor did not restore the proper amount of separate property to her.