My wife and I are splitting up relatively amicably in the state of California. We'd both like to avoid a legal fight over money and income, but after some requests of hers that seem a little unreasonable, I'd like to get an assessment of how our income would roughly split up if we *did* go the legal route. Still, I'd rather avoid paying hundreds of dollars to a lawyer to figure that out. Is there some cheap way to get an extremely rough assessment of alimony? [more inside]
Asking for a friend. She has decided to divorce her husband after 21 years of marriage. Her lawyer has said that, although he makes six figures annually, because he is retirement age and has many debts, she is not entitled to very much. Apparently she can't get any alimony nor money from the retirement account, and she doesn't have rights to the house. They are in Massachusetts. [more inside]
What withholding should I put in my W4 if I'm paying alimony/spousal support? [more inside]
Asking for a very dear friend, YANAL/YANHL/TINLA/OMG/WTF: my friend wants to divorce her emotionally-abusive husband. He doesn't want a divorce and intends to fight her tooth and nail. They live in MD. What to do? [more inside]
How can I exert some influence over my ex-wife, who is not making the financial and other decisions I wish she would?
How can I exert some influence over my ex-wife, who is not making the financial and other decisions I wish she would? [more inside]
Any tips on broaching the subject of a pre-nup? [more inside]
Need to end a 5 year marriage due to my wife's re-addiction to crack cocaine. We have 2 kids, 1 of them mentally disabled. I don't want custody. What am I looking at as far as alimony? [more inside]
My girlfriend recently found out her parents will be getting a divorce. She just graduated undergrad but still lives at home. She also has college debt that she's trying to pay off so she could move out. However the mother is looking to move out of state and she doesn't want to go with her. [more inside]
I'm not getting divorced (and am not even married) but am interested in how alimony works in modern law and society. I'm close with people in relationship counseling, women's studies, etc., so feel up-to-date on where society is regarding marriage, gender equality, etc., but was surprised to find out that we still have alimony, especially long-term, in some cases of divorce. I'm looking for generally informative articles or other info about why this is the case. If you know of any good journalism or even opinion pieces on this subject, for or against or neither, please share. I did read the Wikipedia article, but am looking for more in-depth exploration of some of these issues (for a lay audience).
(Asking this for a male friend.) Getting divorced in California. What kind of alimony should I be expected to supply my soon-to-be ex wife? Advice and insights, please! [more inside]
DivorceFilter: Am I being too nice to my soon-to-be ex? What do you make of this situation? [more inside]
Where is the best place in the world to get married in terms of most favorable property settlement and alimony laws to the primary provider in the event of a divorce? Just wondering. (No I'm not planning on finding some Tanzanian girl to marry) [more inside]
My mom is a commissioned retail salesperson for Gucci. Because she gets $13k/yr. in alimony, she always owes when she does her taxes. If she itemizes this year, what could she deduct? [more inside]
You are not my attorney, and I'm not asking for legal advice. I would like an opinion, though, on the financial situation of a rough breakup. I've been with my girlfriend for seven years, and we're splitting up. It's gotten ugly. She has $10k in credit card debt, some of it for things she's bought for me/us, some not. She's telling me now she wants $5k from me, or she's going to start selling the things she's bought for me (such as the PowerBook I got last Christmas). I was going to be the bigger man in this, and help her pay her debts off a bit at a time, but now I'm extremely angry. I want to find out if there is any legal grounds for me telling her that no, we were never married, she gave me these things as gifts, and I don't owe her a dime. I live in Texas, for what it's worth, and I am looking for an attorney locally.