From our private database of 28,700+ case briefs...
Lucas v. Lucas
Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
592 S.E.2d 646 (2003)
When Mr. Lucas (plaintiff) and Mrs. Lucas (defendant) divorced in March 1997, the court ordered Mr. Lucas to pay $850 per month in spousal support. At the time of the divorce, Mr. Lucas’s annual income was $128,320. In October 1999, Mr. Lucas petitioned the court to terminate the support order on the ground that Mrs. Lucas was living with another man, Mr. Davis, in a de facto marriage and Mr. Lucas’s income had decreased to $116,779. At a hearing held by a family court master, Mrs. Lucas testified that she had been cohabiting, sharing household chores, and having conjugal relations with Mr. Davis for more than two years; that she treated their home as her permanent residence; and that she contributed $300 per month to shared expenses. Mrs. Lucas’s annual income was $31,000. The master recommended that the order of support be reduced to $700. The family court adopted the master’s findings. Mr. Lucas appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Albright, J.)
What to do next…
Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.
You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 546,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Berkeley, and Northwestern—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students.Unlock this case briefRead our student testimonials
Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.
Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students.Learn about our approachRead more about Quimbee
Here's why 546,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
- Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 28,700 briefs, keyed to 984 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
- The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
- Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
- Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.