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Marriage of Meegan
California Court of Appeal
11 Cal. App. 4th 156, 13 Cal. Rptr. 2d 799 (1992)
Elizabeth Meegan and Patrick Meegan divorced. At the time, Patrick was earning $4,700 per month—significantly more than Elizabeth’s monthly income of $1,900. Patrick was ordered to pay spousal support in the amount of $739 per month. Later, Patrick decided to devote his life to religious observance. Patrick quit his job and joined a monastery. Patrick then sought modification of the spousal-support order, stating that he no longer had an income. After finding that Patrick was acting in good faith, the trial court reduced Elizabeth’s spousal-support award to zero. The court also noted that Elizabeth, who was then earning $28,000 per year, had the ability be financially independent. Elizabeth appealed. The California Court of Appeal granted certiorari.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Moore, J.)
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