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MacDonald v. MacDonald, 2018 UT 48 (Sept. 5, 2018)

This appeal arose from a former husband’s petition to modify his former wife’s alimony award.  The district court denied the petition, applying a standard set forth in a line of cases from the court of appeals that allows a modification…

Rule v. Rule, 2017 UT App 137 (August 3, 2017)

The court of appeals held that it was an abuse of discretion for the district court to make its alimony determination by assessing the wife’s needs and calculating her actual expenses at the time of trial, rather than the standard of…

Christensen v. Christensen, 2017 UT App 120 (July 20, 2017)

The court of appeals reversed the district court’s decision not to terminate alimony, which was based on the district court’s conclusion that the wife was not “cohabitating” with her boyfriend, with whom she lived.  The district court erred in considering…

Sauer v. Sauer, 2017 UT App 114 (July 13, 2017)

In this divorce case, the wife had estimated her housing needs for the purpose of alimony.  The trial court rejected her estimate based on its concern that she may not be able to continue living with a friend and, as…