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Rule 7: Briefs in Domestic Relations Cases

Rule 7. Briefs in Domestic Relations Cases.

(a) In any domestic relations appeal in which either party takes issue with the classification of property or debt or with the manner in which the trial court divided or allocated the marital property or debt, the brief of the party raising the issue shall contain, in the statement of facts or in an appendix, a table in a form substantially similar to the form attached hereto. This table shall list all property and debts considered by the trial court, including: (1) all separate property, (2) all marital property, and (3) all separate and marital debts.

(b) Each entry in the table must include a citation to the record where each party’s evidence regarding the classification or valuation of the property or debt can be found and a citation to the record where the trial court’s decision regarding the classification, valuation, division, or allocation of the property or debt can be found.             

(c) If counsel disagrees with any entry in the opposing counsel’s table, counsel must include in his or her brief, or in a reply brief if the issue was raised by opposing counsel after counsel filed his or her initial brief, a similar table containing counsel’s version of the facts.

 

Separate Property
PropertyAppellant's
Value
Appellee's
Value
Value Found by Trial CourtParty to Whom
Property Awarded
1. (Description)$$$Husband or Wife
 (Citation to record)(Citation to record)(Citation to record)(Citation to record)

 

Marital Property
PropertyAppellant's
Value
Appellee's
Value
Value Found by Trial CourtParty to Whom
Property Awarded
1. (Description)$$$Husband or Wife
 (Citation to record)(Citation to record)(Citation to record)(Citation to record)

 

Debt
PropertyAppellant's
Value
Appellee's
Value
Value Found by Trial CourtParty to Whom
Debt Allocated
1. (Description)$$$Husband or Wife
 (Citation to record)(Citation to record)(Citation to record)(Citation to record)

 

Total Separate Property awarded to Husband as valued by: Husband:$
 Wife:$
 Trial Court:$
Total Marital Property awarded to Husband as valued by:   Husband:$
 Wife:$
 Trial Court:$
Total Debt allocated to Husband as valued by:   Husband:$
 Wife:$
 Trial Court:$
Total Separate Property awarded to Wife as valued by:        Husband:$
 Wife:$
 Trial Court:$
Total Marital Property awarded to Wife as valued by:   Husband:$
 Wife:$
 Trial Court:$
Total Debt allocated to Wife as valued by:     Husband:$
 Wife:$
 Trial Court:$

 

[Rule Amended by order filed November 17, 2005]

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