CT Divorce Law: Wife Awarded Marital Residence, $20,000 and 50 Percent of Pension

2012-06-13 | Andrew J. O'Keefe
ajokeefe@jacksonokeefe.com

Category: Divorce

CT Divorce Law:  Wife Awarded Marital Residence, $20,000 and 50 Percent of Pension

Case:  Rabideau v. Rabideau

Court:  Tolland J.D. at Rockville

Doc. No.:  FA11-4014530S; Court Opinion By: Suarez, J.

Date:  Feb. 1, 2012

A court can find one party at greater fault for the breakdown of the marital relationship. The parties married in October 1980, when the wife was 19 years old.  They had two children.  The court found the husband at greater fault for the breakdown of the marital relationship because he allegedly vacated the marital residence in order to live with an old high school friend.  The husband, 50, earns #2,115 gross per week, plus bonuses, as a jet engine mechanic at Citizens Financial Group.  The wife, 50, earned $52,000 gross per year as a driver until she was discharged in 2011.  Currently, she earns $423 gross per week at a part-time job and $260 per week in unemployment benefits.  The court awarded the wife the marital residence in Stafford Springs and awarded the husband his interest in property in Stafford Springs that he inherited.  The court ordered the husband to pay alimony of $325 per week, until the wife’s death, marriage, cohabitation on Feb. 1, 2027, whichever takes place first.  The court ordered the husband to maintain $100,000 in life insurance, and to name the wife as the beneficiary, as long as he is obligated to pay alimony.  The court ordered the husband to pay the wife $20,000 within 120 days, as a lump sum settlement, and to transfer 50 percent of the marital portion of his pension.  The court awarded the wife a Volkswagen Jetta and a Harley Davidson and the husband the 2011 General Motors truck, the 1965 Ford Mustang and two Harley Davidsons.

 

For more information and resources on Connecticut divorce lawyers, see our divorce resources pages:

http://www.jacksonokeefe.com/general-practice/divorce-lawyers.htm

http://www.jacksonokeefe.com/wethersfield-ct-attorneys/divorce-lawyers.htm

http://www.jacksonokeefe.com/farmington-ct-attorneys/divorce-lawyers.htm

http://www.jacksonokeefe.com/southington-ct-attorneys/divorce-lawyers.htm

http://www.jacksonokeefe.com/east-haddam-moodus-ct-attorneys/divorce-lawyers.htm

http://www.jacksonokeefe.com/west-hartford-ct-attorneys/divorce-lawyers.htm

http://www.jacksonokeefe.com/cromwell-ct-attorneys/divorce-lawyers.htm

 

Connecticut Divorce, Family Law and Mediation Attorneys

 

If you are coping with Connecticut divorce or a paternity matter, or require a modification to resolve critical problems that have arisen afterward, it is essential to work with a Connecticut divorce lawyer who inspires your confidence and trust. Jackson O’Keefe understands what you are going through and understands the life-changing dynamics of families going through divorce. In divorces, and other family law matters, we understand how important it is to protect your rights and interests, and those of your children as well. In some situations, this may call for a more pragmatic approach designed to achieve desired solutions with a minimum of expense, delay and damage. In others, aggressively protecting your rights and taking your custody or alimony dispute to trial may be called for. In either case, we will not lose sight of satisfying your long-term goals.

 

Jackson O’Keefe represents and counsels individuals relative to Connecticut prenuptial agreements, separation, and Connecticut divorce and child custody issues. The attorneys in our family law section have been recognized by the Connecticut courts for their expertise and have acted as Special Master’s assisting other attorneys and individuals to resolve Connecticut divorce and child custody claims. Our wide experience in real estate and estate planning enables us to counsel our family law clients relative to a wide variety of legal issues. Jackson O’Keefe attorneys are dedicated to the practice of family law including divorce, legal separation, property division, custody, child and spousal support, paternity, litigation, pretrial litigation, mediation, pre-marriage issues, and post-divorce issues. Attorneys in our firm are adept at analyzing complicated financial situations, particularly complex business valuation issues.

Jackson O’Keefe Connecticut Divorce Attorneys and Child Custody Lawyers

Jackson O’Keefe handles divorce matters throughout the State of Connecticut, including clients in West Hartford, Farmington, Avon, Simsbury, Old Lyme, Ellington, Tolland, North Haven, Wallingford, Wethersfield, Rocky Hill, Cromwell, Bethlehem, Moodus, East Haddam, Hadlyme, Madison, Middletown, Hartford, Southington, Plantsville, Hartford County, New Haven County, Middlesex County, New London County and Litchfield County

CT attorney, divorce lawyer, Farmington CT lawyer, Southington, West Hartford lawyer, Wethersfield CT lawyer, family lawyer, Crowmell, East Haddam

 

Share this:



Latest News

Posted on 7/10/2017


Posted on 7/10/2017


Posted on 7/10/2017


Posted on 7/10/2017


Posted on 7/10/2017


Posted on 7/5/2017


Posted on 7/5/2017


Posted on 5/4/2017


More Articles
best.jpg
Martindale---Hubble.jpg
SUPER-LAWYERS.jpg
BAR-REGISTER.jpg
CLM.jpg
top-attorneys-ct.jpg