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Unique circumstances warranted lump sum support award (access required)

Where the trial court awarded wife a lump sum spousal support award equal to the secured debt obligations encumbering the marital home, the award is upheld based on special circumstances and compelling need. Background When the parties separated, two of their four children were minors. Wife’s divorce complaint alleged adultery. Husband stipulated to that before trial. “In the ...