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Domestic Relations – Alimony – Dependent Spouse – Unsustainable Lifestyle – Equitable Distribution –Insufficient Findings (access required)

Bodie v. Bodie The defendant-wife was unable to show that she was a dependent spouse because there is a surplus left each month, after deducting all of her expenses from her net monthly income. Even though the wife contends that this is only possible because she lowered her standard of living compared to what the parties maintained when they were married, the evidence showed that the parties had to borrow money to maintain that standard of living. The wife has cited no authority establishing that alimony may be awarded for the purpose of maintaining a lifestyle that rests upon such a shaky foundation.

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