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Carnathan v. Carnathan

September 17, 1998

ROBBIE CARNATHAN
v.
CLAUDIA CARNATHAN



Before Sullivan, P.j., Roberts And Waller, JJ.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Waller, Justice

DATE OF JUDGMENT: 12/30/96

TRIAL JUDGE: HON. WOODROW WILSON BRAND, JR.

COURT FROM WHICH APPEALED: CHICKASAW COUNTY CHANCERY COURT

NATURE OF THE CASE: CIVIL - DOMESTIC RELATIONS

DISPOSITION AFFIRMED - 9/17/98

MOTION FOR REHEARING FILED: MANDATE

ISSUED:

SUMMARY

¶1. Robbie Carnathan has appealed from a decision of the Chancery Court of the Second Judicial District of Chickasaw County, Mississippi, granting Claudia Carnathan rehabilitative alimony of $2,000 per month.

¶2. The chancellor found that the parties had been married almost fourteen years with no children from the marriage, and that Claudia Carnathan was a high school graduate who had no skills other than limited clerical skills, and who was unemployed at the time of trial. Throughout the marriage, Claudia Carnathan deposited her check in the household account, though she never participated in the large family farming operation of which Robbie Carnathan was a one-third owner with his two brothers. The chancellor made a division of marital property which is not at issue here.

¶3. After careful review of the record and briefs in this matter, we find that the chancellor's findings of fact were supported by credible evidence and that the Chancellor was not manifestly wrong in ordering Robbie to pay rehabilitative alimony to Claudia in the amount of $2,000 per month for a period of twenty-four months. We, therefore, affirm the award of rehabilitative alimony.

STATEMENT OF THE FACTS

ΒΆ4. Robbie Carnathan ("Robbie"), the Appellant, and Claudia Carnathan ("Claudia"), the Appellee, were married in December, 1980, in Chickasaw County, Mississippi. The parties separated on October 7, 1994, at which time Claudia left the marital domicile, taking with her only personal articles of clothing and the 1990 Cadillac which she was using at that time. Claudia filed for divorce on October 28, 1994, on the ground of irreconcilable differences. Both parties ...


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