RICKY A. CARVER
PAMELA ANN SUMLER CARVER
FROM THE THIRTIETH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT PARISH OF VERNON,
NO. 82, 362 HONORABLE C. ANTHONY EAVES, JUDGE
C. Hesser Hesser & Flynn, A Limited Liability
Partnership, COUNSEL FOR PLAINTIFF/APPELLEE: Ricky A. Carver
D. Jones, IV Jones Law Firm, COUNSEL FOR DEFENDANT/APPELLANT:
Pamela Ann Sumler Carver
composed of Ulysses Gene Thibodeaux, Chief Judge, John D.
Saunders and Van H. Kyzar, Judges.
D. SAUNDERS JUDGE
case, the appellant challenges the partition of community
property formerly existing between the parties.
AND PROCEDURAL HISTORY:
Ricky Carver ("Ricky"), and Defendant, Pamela Ann
Sumler Carver ("Pamela"), were married on August
31, 1978. Ricky filed for divorce on December 9, 2009.
Judgment of divorce was rendered on January 10, 2011. Of the
Carvers' marriage, three children were born, one of whom
remained under the age of majority at the time of divorce.
11, 2010, Pamela filed a Motion to Partition Community
Property, followed by a Sworn Detailed Descriptive List of
all Community Property filed on January 24, 2011. Ricky filed
a separate Sworn Detailed Descriptive List of all Community
Property on March 9, 2011, to which Pamela filed a Traversal
on October 14, 2011. Ricky responded by filing his own
Traversal on December 12, 2011, and finally, by filing a
Traversal/Amended Sworn Detailed Descriptive List on October
a trial on the traversals, the trial court found in favor of
Ricky and issued its written reasons on April 23, 2013. On
October 11, 2013, Pamela filed a Motion to Reconsider, to
which Ricky filed a Peremptory Exception of No Cause of
Action. On December 18, 2014, the trial court issued written
reasons for denying Pamela's Motion to Reconsider. A
written judgment was not created until December 1, 2016. At
the conclusion of the hearing, the trial court gave an oral
ruling wherein it:
1. Fixed the fair market value of the community matrimonial
home at $153, 500.00;
2. Denied Pamela's request for reimbursement for rental
value of the former matrimonial domicile;
3. Denied each of the Carvers' requests for reimbursement
of costs of improvements made to the former matrimonial
4. Decreed that all items contained in the residence at the
time of ...