You can save a few thousand now by not getting an attorney and you can expect it to cost anywhere from tens to hundreds of thousands later. It's up to you. A consult is anywhere from free to a couple hundred dollars.
Where are the kids residing right now? Do you have a child support order in place? To give a rough idea what you should be paying, what percentage of the time do you have the children and what is your annual income? You can send this in a private message if you like. You should not be sending anymore than would be court ordered, going by the requested info. Your unemployed wife will be working soon. Staying home and not working with her credentials is perk of marriage, which is now over. Unless you are a very high earner, you shouldn't be paying alimony.
Edited by MinnesotaMom (11/14/17 12:34 PM)