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Commonwealth Ex Rel. Goldstein v. Goldstein
Pennsylvania Superior Court
413 A.2d 721 (1979)
The Goldsteins married in 1972. Gilbert Goldstein (defendant) provided a comfortable home, food, $1,000 monthly spending allowance, maid service, utilities, clothing, medical care, and credit at various stores to his wife, Charlotte (plaintiff). Charlotte also had her own separate income source. In the summer of 1977, Gilbert announced that the couple was separated, and he discontinued her monthly spending allowance. Charlotte moved into a separate bedroom of the home. Notwithstanding his separation announcement, Gilbert made several attempts to reconcile with Charlotte. While Gilbert and Charlotte continued to live together in separate bedrooms, Charlotte sued Gilbert for spousal support. The trial court decided in Gilbert’s favor, finding that (1) the couple was not separated and (2) Charlotte did not qualify for a support order. Charlotte appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Cercone, C.J.)
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