At trial, Dr. John Eustace, a physician specializing in addiction medicine, testified that addiction is a disease that cannot be controlled solely by willpower because it is a neurobiological disorder.
Ninety percent of the physicians who are assisted by PRN return to the practice of medicine, and Dr. Eustace
opined that the husband would be in the 90% group, and should return to work within a year.
The husband presented the testimony of the certified public accountant preparing the parties' 2005 federal income tax returns.
The accountant testified that, although he
had not completed the tax returns, he
estimated that the parties' 2005 federal tax liability totals approximately $142,000, which includes a capital gains tax of approximately $82,000 for real property the husband sold in 2005.