Family Law Keyed to Weisberg
Parker v. Parker
Carolyn Parker, appellant, was married to James Parker, appellee. Appellant operated a beauty shop, and appellee operated a garage. Appellant brought suit for divorce based on habitual cruel and inhuman treatment. In support of this claim, she produced witness testimony stating that appellee committed various acts, including offering $100 to a friend’s wife in exchange for sexual favors, falsely accusing appellant of adultery, checking the mileage on her car to see if she had been gone, shoving her into a car, and firing a pistol outside her beauty shop. Some of appellant’s customers quit doing business with her because of her problems with appellee. Appellant’s physician testified that she required hospitalization for severe anxiety caused by family problems. Appellee raised the affirmative defense of recrimination in that appellant had committed adultery. The trial court found that appellant had committed adultery, and denied the divorce based on recrimination. Appel lant appealed.
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