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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