Wendt v. Wendt

In Wendt v. Wendt, 59 Conn. App. 656, 665, 757 A.2d 1225, cert. denied, 255 Conn. 918, 763 A.2d 1044 (2000), the Court established a rule that a spouse is not entitled to share in assets or the appreciation of those assets that are received or earned after the date of separation. In that case, the Court found that the court did not abuse its discretion in declining to award the plaintiff the appreciated value in the defendant's property that was acquired after the parties' separation, but we did not determine the inverse, i.e., that it would have been an abuse of discretion for the court to have done so. Id. The Court reiterated the general proposition that a trial court has "extensive discretion regarding financial awards in dissolution actions"; id.; and that "no single rule or formula is applicable to every dissolution case involving employee stock options." Id., 667.