Supreme Court of North Dakota
779 N.W.2d 130 (S.D. 2010)
Ronald Parisien (defendant) and Jill Parisien (plaintiff) were married. During the marriage, Ronald committed adultery, engaged in criminal activity, and went to jail. Jill filed for divorce. At the time of the divorce, Ronald was 50 years old and had an annual income of $63,350, while Jill was 52 years old and had a full-time job with an annual income of only $24,000. Jill had diabetes and was not supposed to work more than 40 hours per week as a result. The trial court found that Jill had maxed out her earning capacity. Consequently, taking into account Jill’s age, health, and earning capacity, the trial court awarded Jill the majority of the marital assets, as well as permanent spousal support. Ronald appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Sandstrom, J.)
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