Q: I'm unemployed due to a business failure and considering a divorce. My wife still makes 100k.
Is there any advantage or disadvantage to getting a divorce while unemployed? I keep hearing very different opinions on this issue. Who's right?
A: We don't know. More information is needed. Are there children involved? What assets will be fought over? Who is paying the family's bills right now? Do you live in the same house? What are you doing to get back on your feet?
I can say that if you file for divorce now, the court will likely address the inequity of you living under your wife's financial umbrella without paying anything. You might even be ordered to leave the house. Many many things go into the equation.
A: Mr. Birchmore's answer is correct. There are too many unknowns to answer your question. Consult with an attorney who can give you advice after hearing all the facts.
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