The Husband lives in a home located in St. Petersburg, Florida. The Husband
initially received the home as a gift from his parents. The Court beard considerabletestimony on whether the home should be classified as a marital asset. At this time,the Court finds that it is too late to find that the home has any marital characteristics.The home has changed title several times throughout the course of the separation.
Notably, the home was the subject of Probate Proceedings in which a Court found
that all right, title and interest vested in a third party. That third party then gifted thehome back to the Husband.
The Wife argues that the home should be considered a marital asset because the
Husband received the home during the course of the marriage and that she
contributed to the current value. As mentioned above this argument must fail
because procedurally speaking, the time has passed to object to various transactions.
The Court fmds that the primary assets of the marriage are certain patents. They
include United States patent 5,224,514/July 6, 1993, United States patent
May 31, 1994 and United States patent 806,566/September
1998, The Court
further finds there is basis for an unequal award of equitable disfribution of these
The parties agree that the patents should be immediately listed for available
production. However, the parties cannot come to an agreement on how to facilitatethe process. Since the parties are unable to agree, the Court appoints Special Master
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