Order awarding wife $250 per month in alimony for a period of three years was insufficient and an abuse of discretion, in divorce proceeding, and thus recalculation of alimony award to $1,500 per month for a period of three years was warranted; the parties had been married for over 22 years when they separated, husband’s income was more than three times that of wife, wife’s current income potential was insufficient to meet her meager living expenses, wife had no opportunity for advancement without additional education, wife’s education goals were reasonable, and wife was unable to meet her monthly needs while living in a one‑bedroom apartment while husband was living a lavish lifestyle.
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