Following Ankenbrandt v. Richards (1992) 112 S.Ct. 2206, this decision states that the domestic relations exception to federal diversity jurisdiction is narrow, applying only to claims that seek issuance or modification of a divorce, alimony or child custody decree.  However, this case fell within that narrow exception.  Ex-wife’s complaint alleged that ex-husband had concealed his interest in a corporation so as to avoid granting ex-wife her share of the enterprise.  The claim effectively asked a federal court to modify the state court’s divorce decree which had divided the couple’s property between the spouses.  Therefore, federal courts lacked jurisdiction of the claim.