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Koon v. Koon

Missouri Court of Appeals
969 S.W.2d 828 (1998)


Facts

Mary Koon (plaintiff) filed for divorce against her husband, Merle Koon (defendant), claiming an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage. Mary alleged the couple argued over money, that Merle was controlling, and that he was opposed to her attending college. Merle was also away on business in Virginia for 15 months during the marriage, but Mary did not allege an absence of contact between her and Merle while he was away. Based on these facts, Mary claimed that during the marriage Merle behaved during in such a way that she could not reasonably be expected to live with him. Merle denied that the marriage was irretrievably broken and did not want to divorce. The trial court found that the marriage was irretrievably broken and granted the divorce, but also stated it did not find that Merle behaved in such a way that Mary could not reasonably be expected to live with him. The trial court also ruled on custody, child support, and marital property issues. Merle appealed the finding that the marriage was irretrievably broken.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Shrum, J.)

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