Hoffman v. Hoffman

762 A.2d 766 (2000)

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Hoffman v. Hoffman

Pennsylvania Superior Court
762 A.2d 766 (2000)

Facts

Lou Anne Hoffman (plaintiff) and Chauncey Hoffman (defendant) married and had one child. When Chauncey learned that his relative and Lou Anne had an extramarital affair, Lou Anne went on vacation, and Chauncey filed for custody. Lou Anne came back from vacation, and Chauncey attempted to reconcile with her. Chauncey allowed Lou Anne to move back into the marital home, and they engaged in marital relations. Lou Anne filed for maintenance, the reconciliation failed, and Lou Anne moved out of the marital home. Lou Anne’s adultery was undisputed; thus, the trial court denied her petition for maintenance. Lou Anne appealed, arguing that the attempted reconciliation amounted to Chauncey’s condonation of her adultery.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Joyce, J.)

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