In the middle of a divorce and my soon-to-be-ex just got canned. Now what happens?
May 24, 2011 8:19 AM Subscribe
I'm getting divorced and my soon-to-be-ex just got fired. Now what?
posted by anonymous to Human Relations (5 answers total)
YANML, and I will be going to see mine soon to get some advice on this new development, but on top of an already acrimonious and contentious situation which is causing me much stress and anxiety, now my almost ex-wife got fired. She's living in the marital home and has primary custody of our young son, and I moved out into an apartment. I'm paying child support of about $2,000 a month, and will be giving up a big chunk of my retirement to the ex, and other assets to be divided. But now that she's been let go, and it's not clear whether or not she will qualify for unemployment, what happens? I live in a state where alimony laws are very lenient...but I can't really afford to pay out any more than I currently do. Would some of my child support money be counted towards alimony if she chooses to fight for that? Will the fact that she was fired for poor performance have any bearing on the ruling? Any advice please! I've got major agida and am worried about the well-being of my child if she can't afford the upkeep of the house. Help!