Sure, if the person had inequitably divided property or given it out, or the person had in that case what's termed as dissipation. In that case, the spouse who had dissipated the asset or gotten/ unlawfully misappropriated funds that the other spouse wasn’t aware of, would then owe a contribution back to the marital estate to account for that.
Sean Sullivan is a family lawyer practicing in the Elmhurst, Illinois area at the law offices of Laura M Urbik Kern, specializing in child custody and dissolution in divorce. Visit his website, www.laurakern.com, and Divorce Magazine profile.
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