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ACKER v. ACKER.

33037.Supreme Court of Georgia.ARGUED JANUARY 9, 1978.
DECIDED JANUARY 24, 1978.

UNDERCOFLER, Presiding Justice.

The wife appeals from the judgment of divorce on the ground that the husband was illegally awarded alimony from her estate. The parties jointly owned their residence in Chatham County and two lots in Liberty County. The trial court granted the Chatham residence to the wife and the Liberty lots to the husband. Unde Gorman v. Gorman, 239 Ga. 312 (236 S.E.2d 352) (1977), such a verdict by the court is authorized in the exercise of its equity powers. Lowry v. Lowry, 238 Ga. 593 (234 S.E.2d 509) (1977), is distinguishable because there the trial court illegally gave the husband an undivided one-half interest in property owned solely
by the wife. The judgment is not contrary to law.

Judgment affirmed. All the Justices concur.

ARGUED JANUARY 9, 1978 — DECIDED JANUARY 24, 1978.
Divorce, etc. Chatham Superior Court. Before Judge Kravitch.

Miller, Beckmann Simpson, John M. Tatum, for appellant.

Berry McCallar, C. James McCallar, Jr., for appellee.