Cinotti v. Divers
A marriage ceremony that takes place in a church in a foreign country can be valid, even if the parties lack a certificate of marriage or a marriage license from that marriage. The parties married in a church in Caserta, Italy in May 2001. They married again in August 2002 in New York. The parties apparently disputed whether the marriage in Italy was valid, because they lacked a certificate of marriage or marriage license from Italy. The court found that the Italian marriage ceremony was valid. The wife, 58, earned a business degree at Sacred Heart University and worked as a real estate agent between 1984 and 2003. The husband, 53, earned a master's degree in business administration and currently earns $170,000 gross per year at The Jewish Home for the Elderly. Each party alleged that the other party dissipated assets. The court found that there was no proof of substantial dissipation. The court ordered the husband to pay the wife alimony of $3,000 per month until the wife's death, marriage, cohabitation or Jan. 17, 2018, whichever takes place first. The court awarded each party accounts and investments. The court ordered the parties to sell the marital residence and awarded the wife 60 percent of the net proceeds of sale. The court ordered each party to pay $900 to the special discovery master. The court awarded the husband a baseball trophy signed by Gene Michael and the Subaru.