Q: Married over 30 years. Youngest 2 of 6 children are Freshmen & Sr. in college. Hubby wants divorce but does not
want to pay spousal or child support for the 2 college kids. Now in my mid 50's, I have no income and we cannot afford divorce, as per multiple attorneys from previous consultations. About $100,000 equity in the house, $30,000 in 401K and he has $40,000 in separate personal account from inheritance he's keeping for himself and only himself. Is he really going to be able to walk away without paying spousal or child support even though this is what we agreed upon and there is no way I'd be able to obtain a job that could possibly support myself or the 2 younger kids. I'm also attempting to obtain ss disability for numerous autoimmune illnesses I was diagnosed with 10 years ago, but it's going to be a long road - before that's decided.
A: I dont know if any of the lawyers you met with for consultation purposes were specialists, but presumably during your consultation[s], you discussed your employment history, your husbands current employment setting and your employment potential to determine what your husbands support obligation would / should look like. The key focus is on his employment setting, the income generated from same and your employment potential as well to determine what if anything would be your husbands support obligation. Again, my suggestion is to have another consultation with another family law attorney to discuss this issue.
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