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Appellant Joseph Triola (husband) was ordered to pay appellee Janet Triola (wife) temporary alimony, and the final judgment, in part, ordered husband to pay wife an $18,000 arrearage owed under the temporary alimony award. The Supreme Court granted husband’s application for discretionary appeal to consider whether the award of temporary alimony and arrearage provision in the final decree, should have been reversed because the first temporary alimony order was made by a judge who entered the award after the effective date of his resignation and the second temporary alimony order, identical to the first, was made by a successor judge who did not conduct an independent review of the evidence before entering the award. The Supreme Court agreed the alimony award and the arrearage should have been reversed. The matter was remanded for further proceedings.