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What is fair?
      #778675 - 02/29/12 09:16 AM

Hi. My stbx and I have started proceedings. We are very amicable thus far, sharing our son just fine thankfully and we have a great "split family" dynamic. thank god!

According to the attorneys I am entitled to several years of alimony to rehabilitate myself and get back into the work place. I have not worked for seven years while being a stay at home mother. I am not wishing to keep up with the "lifestyle" I was accustomed, I want to be able to start over and provide a safe, happy home for my child when he is with me.

Hypothetically, if my stbx makes $140,000 and child support is say 1,000 a month at my imputed income of around $30,000. I guess my question is what is not "gold-digging" requests. How long is a "reasonable" length of time to accept alimony. My stbx has worked very hard to get where he is and has provided financial security for us. I want to provide the same for our son, but what is reasonable?

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Re: What is fair? [Re: thzsux]
      #778682 - 02/29/12 10:34 AM

First of all, as soon as you get an attorney he/she will start the gold digging process. Some women talk about fairness, it doesn't last long. You lawyer will take him for his last dime, that's what they do.

So what is fair? In my case I was married to a SAHM for 12 years. My income was 100K plus 15K in "side income". She was imputed minimum wage.

She got $800/mo alimony for 18 months. I still don't consider it fair because she was a cheating wretch. There is no intent for fairness with no-fault divorce. Those were the old days when fault was considered.

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Re: What is fair? [Re: thzsux]
      #778866 - 03/02/12 10:12 AM

I call troll, troll, troll.

C'mon, this woman sounds non-entitled, how can that happen ? Honey, go out and buy a lottery ticket TODAY 'cause you are one in a zillion.

Wait, I forgot, you sound like my brother's wife BEFORE HER FIRST MEETING WITH THE ATTORNEY. After that meeting she realized how much work she had done "administering" his construction business.

Post again AFTER your meeting with the attorney, when you realize you have the opportunity to not work again EVER, your tune will change quickly.

Hope the truth hurts...

"Anything free is worth what you pay for it..."
"Climate is what we expect, weather is what we get"

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