Perry v. Perry
A court can find one party is at greater fault for the breakdown of the marital relationship. The parties married in March 2009, after cohabitating about nine years. In March 2012, the husband allegedly assaulted the wife and was ejected from the marital residence. The court credited the wife's testimony that the husband drinks too much, and the husband admitted that he has been convicted of driving under the influence six times. The court found the husband at greater fault for the breakdown of the marital relationship. The husband, a skilled carpenter and floor installer, owns his own business. The wife earns about $760 per week, working at Wal-Mart. The court ordered the husband to pay alimony of $125 per week for three years. The court found that the parties' contributions to each other's homes and businesses were equal. The court awarded the husband his interest in property in Guilford, the Yukon sports utility vehicle and a car trailer. The court awarded the wife her interest in property in North Branford, the Monte Carlo, the Escalade and a timeshare.