SEPTEMBER 29, 2008
In Re MARRIAGE OF ) Appeal from the
) Circuit Court of
KAREN A. DEMAR, ) Cook County.
Petitioner and Counterrespondent - Appellee, )
) No. 03 D 005197
HALE L. DEMAR, ) Honorable
) Karen G. Shields,
Respondent and Counterpetitioner - Appellant. ) Judge Presiding.
PRESIDING JUSTICE ROBERT E. GORDON delivered the opinion of the
Respondent, Hale L. Demar, appeals the trial court’s final ruling on division of
property pursuant to the dissolution of his marriage to petitioner, Karen A. Demar. He
argues that the trial court wrongfully: (1) reduced his share of the assets in a marital
investment account, (2) failed to meaningfully allocate any marital debt that existed at
the time of the parties’ separation to Karen, and (3) allocated the entire value of the home
and investments Karen purchased with the proceeds she received from the sale of the
parties’ jointly held real estate properties to Karen. We affirm.