astrolink wrote:I ran your numbers through a Florida's attorney's alimony estimator.
It says $480-$768 for 3-12 years.
With the assets she got, my offer would be no more than dead center, which is $624/month for 6 years. I would start at $480 for 3 years and negotiate no higher $624/6.
Thanks. That's in line with the guidelines of the Alimony Reform bill being passed around state legislation. Using my $70K income from last year and assuming she could make $39K as a teacher, I come up with a lower guideline of $425 for 3 years and upper guideline of $567 for 11 years. If they were to use my previous 5 year's average income, the monthly payment guidelines go up to $1,016 and $1,355 (not considering child support).
What is the likely income numbers that the mediator or judge would look at? Is a salary that she could be making as a teacher reasonable? How about my income?