Parties’ fifteen-year marriage was not short-term, a conclusion which precluded consideration of an award of limited duration alimony; therefore, trial judge erred when he rejected permanent alimony because of the misconception that parties’ fifteen-year marriage was short-term and would not support a permanent alimony award.
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