Wife as “alter ego” of husband

July 8, 2013

  • 76E Child Support
  • 76EVI Modification
  • 76EVI(C) Proceedings
  • 76Ek325 k. Intervention.

76E Child SupportAs matter of law, alter ego doctrine of corporate law does not apply to relationships between individuals and could not provide basis for joinder of former husband’s second wife as necessary party in action on petition to modify divorce decree, despite former wife’s claim that husband’s second wife was alter ego of former husband and therefore was necessary to ensure accurate determination of all of former husband’s assets.
Werner-Jacobsen v. Bednarik, 946 P.2d 744 (Utah Ct. App. 1997)
Suggested by Joseph Willard, 5th District Court; Cedar City, UT