158 Wis.2d 540, 463 N.W.2d 382 (WI Ct. App., 1990)
The presumption that a personal injury settlement remains the property of the injured spouse applies where the claim is not inchoate or payable at some future time, but already has been made. Although a P.I. settlement is exempt by court decision, the issue of transmutation to marital property is the same as for property exempt by statute. Here, the trial court appropriate found that the settlement funds were not co-mingled so as to change their identity.
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