Judge deciding McGreevey divorce case

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image none"><span>none</span></div><span class="caption-text">Judge Karen Cassidy listens as former New Jersey Gov. James E. McGreevey testifies at his divorce trial at the Union County Courthouse in Elizabeth, N.J.on Wednesday, May 14,2008. He began testimony saying he proposed writing a book with his estranged wife, but she turned him down and later wrote her own memoir.&#40;AP Photo&#47;John O&#39;Boyle, pool&#41;</span></div>
June 4, 2008 10:14:56 AM PDT
It's now up to a divorce court judge to decide how much alimony and support New Jersey's gay ex-governor owes his estranged wife.

Lawyers for Dina Matos and Jim McGreevey finished summations Wednesday, laying the conflicting arguments and financial statements in the hands of Superior Court Judge Karen Cassidy.

Cassidy says she won't rule until at least July.

Earlier, McGreevey's lawyer accused his estranged wife's expert of using "imaginary numbers" to come up with the gay ex-governor's earning potential.

Meanwhile, Matos' lawyer called McGreevey's poverty claim a "contrived farce," saying McGreevey chooses not to earn more to avoid paying alimony.

The 50-year-old seminary student says he's too poor to pay alimony.

Matos is asking for $2,500 a month in alimony for four years and $1,750 a month in support for their 6-year-old daughter.


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