A court can find one party at greater fault for the breakdown of the marital relationship. The parties married in October 1983. Although the wife did not prove that the husband drank an excessive amount of alcohol or was unfaithful, she persuaded the court that he was less than supportive, and the court found the husband at greater fault for the breakdown of the marital relationship. The husband, 55, earns $1,355 gross per week as a truck driver, plus a pension from the State of Connecticut of $975 per week, because he previously worked at the Department of Correction. The wife, 58, was electrocuted while working for the Department of Correction and receives a disability pension of $588 per week. The court ordered the husband to pay alimony of $2,000 per month, until the wife's death, marriage, cohabitation or Oct. 1, 2022, whichever takes place first. The court ordered the parties to sell the marital residence, which has no equity, and to divide equally the net proceeds of sale, if any. The court ordered the parties to equalize their State of Connecticut pensions. The court awarded the wife the Chevrolet and the husband the Ford.

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