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Hagerty v. Hagerty

281 N.W.2d 386 (1979)

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Hagerty v. Hagerty

Minnesota Supreme Court

281 N.W.2d 386 (1979)

Facts

Claire Hagerty (defendant) unsuccessfully sought to convince her husband, William Hagerty (plaintiff) to obtain treatment for alcoholism. Claire asked William to move out, which he did. Claire remained willing to reconcile if William agreed to enter a treatment program. William remained unwilling. William then filed for divorce on the ground of irretrievable breakdown. The trial court found in favor of William. Claire appealed, arguing that William’s alcoholism adversely affected his perception of the marriage. The Minnesota Supreme Court granted certiorari.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Maxwell, J.)

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