Melvin (Melvin Mahoney) workedas a solder.

He finished his study at engineering university. June (June Lee Mahoney) also worked. She got a science degree.

They married. From the marriage, the spousesagreed with paying half and half of living Cost. During marriage, Hegot the MBA degree from IVY league. studying MBA for almost 2years, Melvin was not able to pay their living expenses. June support about $24,000during that period. His tuition fee was supported by the company which heworked. after he got the MBA degree, he was employed at very Famous Bank.

His wife,June got the part-time mater degree in microbiology at University and finishedit. In 1979, Melvin decided to divorce and file a suit fordivorce. June also asked divorce. They were separated for 1.5 years. The trialCourt decided the order of divorce and that Melvin should compensate his wife someamount of money which was not explained how the judge calculate. Melvinappealed.