2005 WI App 227, 287 Wis. 2d 699, 706 N.W.2d 166 (WI Ct. App., 2005)
Trial court properly excluded from the marital estate the value of three properties which husband choose not to acquire during the divorce. The law does not require a party to a prospective divorce to take advantage of an opportunity to acquire property that would increase the value of the marital estate. Statutes are intended to prevent the squandering or destruction of marital property – nothing requires a party to increase the value of the marital estate.
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