What circumstances must the court consider when distributing marital property?
All circumstances of the case, including financial circumstances of each spouse, duration of the marriage, age and health of the parties, maintenance awards, contribution to acquisition of marital property, tax consequences to the parties, loss of health insurance, and economic fault of the parties.
Distributive awards may also be made to supplement equitable distibution.
NOTE: The marital fault of a party is not a proper consideration in determining the equitable distribution of marital property upon dissolution of a marriage unless it is egregious.
NOTE: A divorce converts a tenancy by entirety into a tenancy in common.