I don’t know the first step in divorce. We have been separated for three years, have two kids, no courts involved, no child support. We are civil with one another, work well with our kids and have nothing to share/split from married but our kids.
There are many factors that go into whether or not you have to pay spousal support.
The first thing to look at is each party's income. If you make significantly more than your spouse, then you may have to pay spousal support. However, as stated, there are other factors that would be...Read more »
My husband and I have been married since 2015 yet have been together since 2012. I relocated, left my family, friends, job and job prospects to move to NY to be with him. He works with the city, has a 457 savings account, pension and 401k. I have my insurance through his employer and we have a... Read more »
In general terms, you are entitled to 50% of all marital assets. It also seems that you are entitled to alimony (now called spousal maintenance). If you have any children, you may also be entitled to child support.
My estranged wife is taking unnecessary trips, buying dinner, going to the movies with her and her boyfriend using the child support money. I know this because she has told me on many occasions that she does this. I provide Pampers wipes clothes etc for my two-year-old daughter. Currently I am on... Read more »
Assuming that the only court order is the one that states you have to pay temporary child support of $550/month, that is your only obligation. If she spent all of the $550/month, that is her issue. You should discuss this in more detail with your attorney.
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