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Bender v. Bender
Supreme Court of Connecticut
785 A.2d 197 (2001)
Mr. Bender (defendant) was a firefighter employed by the city of Meridien for more than 19 years, during which time he was married to Mrs. Bender (plaintiff). The marriage deteriorated, in large part because of Mr. Bender’s neglect of his family, adultery, occasional violence, and personal expenditures. Despite Mr. Bender’s strong earnings, the Benders had no significant assets or savings when they divorced. Mr. Bender did have, however, unvested pension benefits that would vest in six years if he continued to work as a firefighter. The trial court granted a divorce to the Benders and awarded Mrs. Bender one-half of Mr. Bender’s future benefits. Mr. Bender appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Borden, J.)
Dissent (Zarella, J.)
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