Douglas County District Court Judge Peter Bataillon awarded
Domina Law pc's client 50% of a significant 8 figure marital estate in a decision
first announced in April, and reduced to writing in May, 2003. The Court
rejected forceful arguments by the husband's lawyer that nearly all
the marital estate, and all of the value of a large, multi-store business
chain, should be awarded to the husband alone.
In the Omaha NE case, the Court heard the husband claim he had been given
all his corporate shares in the business by his father, or had bought
them with gifted funds. During a comprehensive cross examination by David
Domina, the Court learned that the business records were contrary to the
Domina Law pc attorneys Domina and Nora M Kane called employees of the business, a former
shareholder, and corporate counsel as witnesses. They used evidence from
a settled 1996 federal lawsuit involving the business to prove that their
wife-client should have half the marital estate.
Trial evidence presented by Domina and Kane also disclosed a history of
gambling, alcohol and substance abuse, and deceit by the husband against
his wife. This evidence led to a custodial award of the five (5) minor
children involved in the case to
Domina Law pc's client, too.
Since trial, which was conducted by David Domina for the firm, Nora Kane
has worked tirelessly to "get the husband's spending tracked
in order to complete a full accounting as the decree requires". Kane
said, "we are so pleased that our client was able to achieve a just
result in this complex case. Now we will leave no stone unturned to get
her property and funds accounted for."
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basis. Our lawyers are ethical, aggressive, and committed to providing
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