Murchison v. Palermo
Alimony can be subject to modification, if a party's medical condition deteriorates and a doctor, chosen by both parties, conducts an independent medical exam and finds the party's ability to work has been restricted. In 2000, the plaintiff husband purchased undeveloped property in Washington, Conn. In 2002, he obtained a construction mortgage. The husband, his family and friends contributed substantial efforts to constructing the marital residence. The home was not finished when the husband met the wife, and the wife helped to decorate. In 2004, the husband transferred title to himself and the wife, and they both signed the mortgage and note. The plaintiff husband, 46, earns $1,422 gross per week as a Connecticut State Trooper. The defendant wife, 41, earns $1,755 gross per week as a prosecutor. The wife suffers from abdominal disease and has undergone cornea transplant surgery. The court found that the husband supported the wife when she experienced medical issues and that the wife helped the husband financially when she helped to pay the mortgage and supported the husband during state trooper training. The court dissolved the marriage. The husband possesses the right to purchase the marital residence, provided that he refinances and pays the wife $33,000. Alternatively, the court ordered the parties to sell the marital residence, to divide equally the net proceeds, and the husband to pay the wife $5,500 from his share. The court awarded the husband property in New York that the parties purchased to help the husband's disabled brother and ordered the husband to refinance, to remove the wife's name from the mortgage, or to sell the property. The court ordered the parties to sell a time share and to divide equally the net proceeds. The court awarded each party alimony of $1 per year until July 10, 2018. Alimony is subject to modification, if the wife's medical condition deteriorates and a doctor, chosen by both parties, conducts an independent medical exam and finds that the wife's ability to work has been restricted. The court awarded each party accounts and investments. The court awarded the husband the boat and the motorcycle.