...in my situation, I earn four times what my husband does..we have been married 15 years. I've always made at least 3 x what he has earned AND take care of all the bills. Does fair mean taking into account what one spouse has put into things financially (such as the house!)? Will he get the raw end of the deal? Or will I? He might have a hard time supporting himself for a while...also, he was unemployed for almost a year at one point...in the years we've been married, I think I was unemployed for a total of two weeks...I carry the burden..not only financially, but handling all the bills, literally as well.