2003 WI App 160, 266 Wis. 2d 284, 667 N.W.2d 780 (WI Ct. App., 2003)
Where the appreciated value of separate property is due solely to general economic conditions, such a inflation or normal appreciate of real estate values, the property remains separate. Here, the parties income and labors cannot be specifically traced and identified. If inherited property has appreciate in value during the marriage due to the efforts of both spouses, that appreciation will be included in the marital estate.
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