Appeal from the Decree Entered July 8, 1988, in the Court of Common Pleas of Beaver County, Civil Division, at No. 56 of 1982 DV.
Dennis M. DiMartini, Monaca, for appellant.
Richard E. Davis, Midland, for appellee.
Cirillo, President Judge, and Johnson and Hester, JJ.
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Irene Grandovic appeals from the final divorce decree, which also provided for equitable distribution and no alimony,
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entered by the Court of Common Pleas of Beaver County on July 8, 1988. Appellee, Anthony Grandovic, cross-appealed, but we dismissed his appeal for failure to file a timely brief and reproduced record. Consequently, only appellant's direct appeal is before us. We reverse and remand for further proceedings consistent with this adjudication.
Appellant filed for divorce on February 8, 1982. However, the parties continued to live in the marital home until appellee left on October 1, 1983. Hearings were held before a master on February 11, 13, and March 19, 1987, and the master filed his report on December 18, 1987. Both parties filed exceptions which the trial court ruled upon prior to issuing its final decree.
The court adopted the following findings of the master. The parties were married on November 19, 1960. Two children were born during the marriage; Gary, born in 1962, and Sandra, born in 1965. Appellee was the primary wage earner and was employed as a purchasing agent by Crucible Steel, a division of Colt Industries, from 1964 until the mill was closed and sold in October, 1982. Subsequently, appellee obtained employment in a similar capacity with Mannesmann Demag Wean, a division of Mannesmann Demag Corporation. During the course of these proceedings, Mannesmann Demag Wean was consolidated with Mannesmann Demag Corporation. Consequently, appellee received two W-2 wage statements in 1986. Appellee currently is employed by Mannesmann Demag Corporation.
During the marriage, appellant, who has minor health problems that do not interfere with her ability to work, was a secondary wage earner and a homemaker. She was employed as an office manager and bookkeeper for a local dental practice.
Our standard of review for divorce cases is clear. We stated in Sergi v. Sergi, 351 Pa. Super. 588, ...