No. 49837-7.

101 Wn.2d 299 (1984)

678 P.2d 328

In the Matter of the Marriage of CARL R. LINDSEY, Respondent, and LANA M. LINDSEY, Appellant.

The Supreme Court of Washington, En Banc.

March 8, 1984.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Hennings, Maltman, Weber & Reed, by Douglass A. North and Wilbur H. Sebree; Susan J. Dick and Platt, Irwin, Colley & Oliver, for appellant.

J. Rex Behrhorst, Brent Normoyle, Susan J. Owens, and Gary L. Sund, for respondent.


Appellant Lana M. Lindsey alleges the trial court erred in utilizing the presumption of Creasman v. Boyle, 31 Wn.2d 345, 196 P.2d 835 (1948) to characterize and distribute property upon dissolution of a marriage which was preceded by a nonmarital family relationship.

In October 1974 appellant and respondent Carl R. Lindsey began a meretricious relationship. The parties subsequently married in June 1976. Although they had no children during...

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