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Indiana University
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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Wheel of Fortune

From the Seattle Times:

Scott Dole might have won $51,600 on "Wheel of Fortune," but the number dwindled to $25,800 on Wednesday, a judge decided.

Dole and his wife, Carrie, were embroiled in a contentious divorce battle over, in part, Dole's winnings on the hit game show. The issue was whether the money was community property, and, therefore, should be subject to the state's community-property law mandating equal separation of assets, or whether it was just Scott Dole's property.

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Technically, legally speaking, if Scott's winnings were earned before the date of separation, then Carrie is entitled to have the full balance of the winning categorized as a 'marital asset'.

Posted by: Divorce Oklahoma City | Jul 16, 2011 7:37:51 PM

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