*********************************************** The “officially released” date that appears near the be- ginning of each opinion is the date the opinion will be pub- lished in the Connecticut Law Journal or the date it was released as a slip opinion. The operative date for the be- ginning of all time periods for filing postopinion motions and petitions for certification is the “officially released” date appearing in the opinion. All opinions are subject to modification and technical correction prior to official publication in the Connecticut Reports and Connecticut Appellate Reports. In the event of discrepancies between the advance release version of an opinion and the latest version appearing in the Connecticut Law Journal and subsequently in the Connecticut Reports or Connecticut Appellate Reports, the latest version is to be considered authoritative. The syllabus and procedural history accompanying the opinion as it appears in the Connecticut Law Journal and bound volumes of official reports are copyrighted by the Secretary of the State, State of Connecticut, and may not be reproduced and distributed without the express written permission of the Commission on Official Legal Publica- tions, Judicial Branch, State of Connecticut. *********************************************** SRINIVAS KAMMILI v. SAISUDHA KAMMILI (AC 41576) Alvord, Prescott and Lavery, Js. Syllabus The plaintiff appealed to this court from the judgment of the trial court dissolving his marriage to the defendant, claiming that the trial court inequitably distributed the parties’ marital property, improperly declined to admit many of his exhibits into evidence, and failed to address several of his pretrial motions in a timely manner. Held: 1. The trial court did not abuse its discretion in distributing the marital property, this court having concluded that, based on a consideration of the plaintiff’s arguments and an independent review of the overall distribution and the record, that the court’s distribution of the property was not improper; the trial court could have concluded from the defen- dant’s testimony and other evidence that the defendant did not withdraw funds from the parties’ joint bank accounts in violation of the automatic court orders, and, based on that conclusion and the relevant statutory criteria, decided that it was appropriate to allow each party to retain his or her respective bank accounts as part of the overall distribution of marital property; moreover, because the plaintiff agreed with the trial court that it did not have jurisdiction to distribute property not owned by either party, he waived that part of his claim concerning the distribu- tion of real property owned by the defendant’s father, and, taking into account the financial standing of the parties at the time of trial, the trial court’s order to sell one of the parties’ homes was not improper; furthermore, in light of this court’s decision in Picton v. Picton (111 Conn. App. 143), and having reviewed the trial court’s overall distribution of marital property and the record, the trial court did not improperly order that the plaintiff either return the defendant’s jewelry to her or forfeit $50,000 of his share of the proceeds from the …Original document

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