J. JILL MAXWELL, Appellant,
WILLIAM J. SOSNOWSKI, Appellee.
from the Superior Court of the State of Alaska, Third
Judicial District, Anchorage, Superior Court No. 3AN-13-07451
CI Andrew Guidi, Judge.
L. Thompson, Law Office of Darryl L. Thompson, P.C.,
Anchorage, for Appellant.
W. Sutherland, Sutherland Law Offices, Anchorage, for
Before: Stowers, Chief Justice, Winfree, Maassen, Bolger, and
superior court divided the property of J. Jill Maxwell and
William J. Sosnowski during divorce proceedings. The superior
court found that William was entitled to credit for
post-separation mortgage payments that he made on the marital
residence, but it did not determine the precise amount of
those credits because the sale of the residence was pending.
After the residence ultimately sold nearly two years later,
the superior court issued a disbursement order that granted
William credit for mortgage payments dating back to October
2011, when he moved out of the marital residence, rather than
May 31, 2013, which the court had found to be the separation
date. Jill appeals the effective date of the credit for these
post-separation payments in the disbursement order. She also
challenges consideration of the funds she provided to her
adult son during the marriage in the property division order.
We vacate the disbursement order because Williamis entitled
to credit only for payments he made after the separation
date. But we conclude that Jill's argument regarding the
funds she gave her son is untimely because the property
division order became final in December 2014.
FACTS AND PROCEEDINGS
Maxwell and William J. Sosnowski married in 1992. At the time
of the marriage, Jill was widowed and had one child, Anton,
from her prior marriage; William was divorced and had two
children from his prior marriage. Jill and William also had
two children during their marriage. Since 2001, William has
been employed by the Municipality of Anchorage as an
electronics foreman. Jill held a variety of jobs during the
marriage, among them managing the rental units owned by the
the marriage, Jill and William purchased a triplex (along
with an adjacent vacant lot) in Anchorage. They lived in one
of the triplex units and rented the other two units to
tenants. In addition to this Anchorage property, Jill and
William owned a home in Oregon, in which Anton lived. The
purchase of the Oregon home was funded in part by $50, 000
from Anton's savings. Jill also paid for Anton's
living expenses after he reached majority, which was
apparently a point of contention during the marriage. At the
time of the divorce, Anton was 29 years old.
Separation and divorce trial
and William permanently separated on May 31, 2013, and Jill
filed a complaint for legal separation on June 4. On June 26
William counterclaimed for divorce. Jill and William reached
an agreement on child custody and child support and filed a
stipulation with the superior court, which it approved. They
also agreed on the division of their personal property, that
the triplex and lot would be ...