In re Marriage of RintoulAnnotate this Case
Russell Rintoul and Karen Rintoul were married for thirty-eight years before filing a petition for dissolution in 2012. The district court found that the “vast majority” of the parties’ assets had either been gifts from Karen’s family or purchased with money inherited by Karen. The district court subsequently entered a decree of dissolution distributing to Karen approximately three-quarters of the marital estate. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding (1) the district court did not abuse its discretion in its distribution of the marital estate; and (2) Karen was not entitled to attorney fees incurred in responding to this appeal as sanctions pursuant to Mont. R. App. P. 19(5).