We are currently going to mediation and have come to agreement on everything except for spousal support. We stammered around at last week's mediation because no one would provide a reasonable starting point. I ended up offering my half of the profits from the sale of our home (combined with hers roughly $50k), and we split all other accounts 50/50 (giving her another$10k) with no monthly support following (outside of child support of course). She was agreeable to this at the time but over the past few days I think someone started bending her ear about getting more. She hasn't given me any solid numbers but is indicating that she wants all of the home profits, plus monthly support for 5 years and pointed to an on line calculator that says it should be around $2000 a month for 5 years. We have mediation again tonight that was supposed to be the final one, but now who knows what will happen. Here are some details.
Custody is 50/50
My annual gross $92k
She is unemployed but agreed $30k is obtainable for her.
She will get most of what's in the house, profits from house and 50/50 of other accounts totaling $60k
I take $10k in debt, she takes $4k in debt
I pay $1000 in day care
I pay D3 health insurance
I pay stbx health insurance for the next year
I pay CS to whatever the NC guideline is
My goal is to lump sum pay her so I can start fresh with my full paycheck minus D3 needs. I feel like anything more than what I am currently offering her would have to be awarded by a judge and that I am being reasonable, bordering on generous. Maybe I am wrong.
Any advice is greatly appreciated.