does any one have a ballpark figure how bad of a maintenance payment would be off approx. 90k in Kentucky-- she doesn't work never has never even finished high school -- I will get the kids -- and she is bipolar -- I get NJ would be correct and an understatement -- oh and been together 11 years
I dont think anybody answered your question. Each state is different, I can only tell you my case. In Colorado married 12 years to SAHM (no job no education). I was making 100k (plus 15K side income).
Temp orders were for $1000 alimony and $1200 CS. I negotiated down to $800 alimony for 18 months and settled out of court. She didnt need any money anyway, her parents are wealthy and they took her in. She didn't get to collect all the alimony because she was remarried (and heavily pregnant) within a few months after divorce.
terocav wrote:does any one have a ballpark figure how bad of a maintenance payment would be off approx. 90k in Kentucky-- she doesn't work never has never even finished high school -- I will get the kids -- and she is bipolar -- I get NJ would be correct and an understatement -- oh and been together 11 years
I'm also from Colorado. First, I would say it heavily depends on which judge you get if you play the divorce-court lotto. But here in Colorado you would be in deep trouble: if her illness is bad enough that she cannot work (or if she claims she cannot work and can convince a vocational evaluator) then she could reasonably request lifetime maintenance. Your getting the kids only adds to the perception that she is very ill. If you had been married 20+ it's almost for sure that she'd get permanent in most courts around here.
I live in Ky and going thru the process. Take the differance between your and your spouses income ( Gross) and devide by 2 and that will be the maintenance payment. It will be for 1/3 of the duration of the marrage. You will also be required to pay cs if she gets the kid (s ).
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