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Family Law - Maintenance and support - Spousal support - Considerations - Compensatory support - Effect of parties’ subsequent relationships - Economic disadvantage of marriage - Variation or termination of obligation

Thursday, September 01, 2016 @ 8:00 PM  

Appeal by the husband from a decision dismissing his application for termination of spousal support. The parties lived together from 1973 to 1976, married in 1976, separated in 1996, and divorced in 1997. Their three adult children were living independently. The wife took time out of the workforce to have the parties’ children, and returned to work on a part-time basis to continue assuming care of the children. In 1997, the wife left the workforce due to symptoms associated with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. The husband obtained...