Lorenz v. Lorenz
Supreme Court of New York, Appellate Division
881 N.Y.S.2d 208 (N.Y. App. Div. 2009)
William Lorenz (defendant) and Pamela Lorenz (plaintiff) were married for 33 years. Ms. Lorenz filed a petition for divorce. At the time of the divorce, Mr. Lorenz's income was over $100,000, and Ms. Lorenz's income was $20,000. Mr. Lorenz was in good health, but Ms. Lorenz had back problems that affected her work as a hairdresser. The Supreme Court of New York, taking into account the couple’s standard of living prior to divorce, awarded Ms. Lorenz $500 per week in maintenance from Mr. Lorenz until such time as she could receive Social Security benefits. Mr. Lorenz appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Spain, J.)
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