DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES… AND SPOUSAL SUPPORT

The Trial Court refused to find that Jan Morel was at fault in the break up of her marriage because she drank too much. The Court concluded that both Jan and Randall drank heavily during their entire marriage. Randall often bought the alcohol that Jan drank. Jan and Randall encouraged each other in their bad drinking habits. The Court ordered Randall to pay Jan permanent spousal support. The Court of Appeal, in Morel v. Morel, 2011 CA 1134, agreed that the pot could not call the kettle black. It affirmed the Trial Court’s award of alimony.