In re the Marriage of Perkins

Larry Jerome Couture

Case Conclusion Date:July 13, 2001

Practice Area:Family

Outcome:Reversed and remanded

Description:Mr. Perkins has a VA disability rating and was military retired. Court awarded "compensatory spousal maintenance" to wife but in reality distributed the VA disability. Matter appealed and in a published opinion the Court of Appeals reversed, saying that court could not merely call the disability a different name and award it.