826 P.2d 648

In the Matter of the Marriage of Marjorie Ann GEDDES, Respondent, and Alvin James GEDDES, Appellant.

C89-0079DR; CA A63273Oregon Court of Appeals.Argued and submitted October 28, 1991
Spousal support reduced; otherwise affirmed March 11, 1992

Appeal from Circuit Court, Washington County.

Gayle A. Nachtigal, Judge pro tempore.

Charles D. Gazzola, Portland, argued the cause for appellant. With him on the brief was Stahancyk Associates, Portland.

Kathryn T. Whalen, Portland, argued the cause for respondent. With her on the brief were JoAnn B. Reynolds and Bennett
Durham, Portland.

Before Warren, Presiding Judge, and Riggs and Edmonds, Judges.


Spousal support reduced to $1,400 per month; otherwise affirmed. No costs to either party.

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In this dissolution case, husband appeals several aspects of the trial court’s judgment of dissolution. We review de novo,
modify the judgment and affirm it as modified.

In his first assignment, husband argues that the trial court’s award of $2,000 per month as indefinite spousal support to wife was excessive. We agree. A detailed recitation of the respective incomes and expenses of the parties would not be of assistance to the bench and bar, however, the support award is significantly more than one-half of husband’s monthly “take home” pay.

We reduce the award of permanent spousal support to $1,400 per month. The trial court’s order that husband pay one-half of wife’s medical insurance premiums is separate from the order of spousal support and is unaffected by our modification.

Husband raises several other issues that do not merit discussion.

Spousal support reduced to $1,400 per month; otherwise affirmed. No costs to either party.

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