Panganiban v. Panganiban

In Panganiban v. Panganiban, 54 Conn. App. 634, 736 A.2d 190, cert. denied, 251 Conn. 920, 742 A.2d 359 (1999), the defendant claimed that the court's initial alimony award was "far above anything to which the plaintiff had been accustomed, based on her station in life and standard of living." Id., 54 Conn. App. at 642. In concluding that the trial court did not abuse its discretion by setting this award, we stated that "it is hornbook law that what a spouse can afford to pay for support and alimony is a material consideration in the court's determination as to what is a proper order." Id., at 642-43.