Tartagione v. Tartaglione
A court can find that a party who allegedly engaged in extramarital affairs is at greater fault for the breakdown of the marital relationship. The parties married in 1989 and have two children. Allegedly, after the wife refused the husband's request for an "open" marriage, the husband engaged in extramarital affairs. The court found the husband at greater fault for the breakdown of the marital relationship. The court ordered the husband to pay alimony of $6,000 per month, until the wife's death, marriage or cohabitation, plus 25 percent of any income from employment, if he earns more than $225,000 per year. The court ordered the husband to maintain life insurance in the amount of $500,000 and to name the wife the beneficiary, as long as he is obligated to pay alimony. The court awarded the wife the marital residence in Stratford and awarded the husband property in Barkhamsted and Fairfield. Each party was awarded accounts and investments. The court awarded the wife the Honda and the husband the BMW M6, the 1967 Camaro and the Proline Boat. The court ordered the husband to contribute $25,000 toward the wife's attorney fees.