In Cunningham v. Cunningham, Superior Court, Judicial District of Stamford-Norwalk at Stamford, Docket No. FA094017494S (March 9, 2011, Shay, J.), the plaintiff wife and defendant husband were married for approximately twenty-two years, and had two minor children. At the time of the divorce, one child was enrolled in college and the other was in high school. The parties both lived in Stamford, Connecticut.
The husband was fifty-five years old and in good health. He held both a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from Southern Methodist University, and had been fully employed since graduation. Commencing in 1984, and throughout the marriage, the husband was employed as a principal in a consulting business. The Court noted that he was required to retire at the end of the fiscal year in which he turned 62. The Court also noted that the husband received a regular draw, as well as quarterly distributions.
At the time of the divorce, the wife was fifty-four years old, and although she experienced some health issues during the marriage, she was also in good health. The wife was a graduate of Stone Hill College, and throughout the course of the marriage, was employed as a flight attendant. She worked a full schedule for most of the marriage, with the exception of two maternity leaves of ten months each, and a furlough of one and one-half years following September 11, 2001.
The Court found that during the course of the marriage, the parties enjoyed a very comfortable lifestyle, which included extensive travel, yard maintenance, and in-home help, and amassed a substantial estate including an investment account having an approximate value of $1,460,000.00, as well as a deferred income account and several retirement vehicles. The Court further found that based upon the parties’ financial affidavits the husband’s net monthly income was $62,629.00, and that the wife’s net monthly income was $1,574.51.
With respect to alimony, the Court ordered that commencing February 1, 2011 and monthly thereafter, the husband shall pay to the wife the sum of $20,000.00 as and for periodic alimony, until the death of either party, the remarriage of the wife, the entry into a civil union by the wife, or January 31, 2018, whichever shall sooner occur. The Court specifically designated the term of alimony as non-modifiable, and granted the wife a safe harbor with respect to her future earnings up to $36,000 per year.
If you have any questions relating to alimony or divorce proceedings, please feel free to contact Michael D. DeMeola, Esq. by telephone at (203) 221-3100 or by e-mail at email@example.com
Our family law firm in Westport Connecticut serves clients with divorce, matrimonial, and family law issues from all over the state including the towns of: Bethel, Bridgeport, Brookfield, Danbury, Darien, Easton, Fairfield, Greenwich, Monroe, New Canaan, New Fairfield, Newton, Norwalk, Redding, Ridgefield, Shelton, Sherman, Stamford, Stratford, Trumbull, Weston, Westport, and Wilton. We have the best divorce attorneys and family attorneys in CT on staff that can help with your Connecticut divorce or New York divorce today.
If you have any questions or would like to speak to a divorce law attorney about a divorce or familial matter, please don’t hesitate to call our office at (203) 221-3100. We offer free divorce consultation as well as free consultation on all other familial matters. Divorce in CT and divorce in NYC is difficult, but education is power. Call our family law office in CT today.
Keywords: divorce attorney ct, divorce attorneys in ct, divorce attorneys ct, divorce attorney Connecticut, Connecticut divorce attorney, divorce attorney, divorce attorneys NYC, ct lawyers, Connecticut family attorney, divorce lawyer in ct, free divorce consultation, free consultation family law, divorce in ct, free consultation family law, Connecticut divorce lawyer, divorce attorney for men, divorce attorney for women, free divorce attorney, divorce lawyers in ct, ct divorce laws, ct divorce attorney, family law firm, divorce attorney Fairfield, attorneys in Connecticut, family law office, ct divorce mediation, best divorce attorney in ct, lawyers in ct, uncontested divorce, divorce lawyer nyc, Connecticut divorce laws, best divorce attorney, divorce attorney Hartford, new haven divorce attorney, divorce, lawyer, attorney, law firm ct, law office, legal advice in ct, ct divorce attorneys, family attorney, domestic violence rights, Connecticut, marital property rights, CT divorce mediation, legal separation Connecticut, child custody laws, child support litigation, contested, uncontested, annulments, alimony, mediator, spouse, spousal support law, asset division, visitation right, premarital agreements, prenup, prenuptial agreement, prenup NY, restraining orders, appeals, custody modifications, legal separation CT, prenup in CT, custody in CT, filing divorce in CT, filing, lawyers, attorneys, family law in CT, family in NY, Connecticut divorce attorney, divorce law NY, matrimonial law CT, custody NY, child custody CT, property division in CT, dissolution of marriage in CT, marriage, divorce NY, New York divorce, visitation in CT, visitation rights in CT, post marital agreements, divorce law firm CT, divorce law firm NY