Military husband wants divorce, makes $6400 base pay monthly. Wants to do it yourself divorce, is offering me his Housing allowance $1450 minus taxes and bills he wants me to pay. And 21% of his retirement. Have been married 21 years of which he has been in the military. He is offering spousal maintenance for 4 years and then his retirement for 4 years. I have worked some of my married life but at his request stayed home the majority of time. I am 41 years old diagnosed with lupus and a blood disorder. Is this accurate? Should I get an attorney and if so how would this monetarily help me. Attorney fees in Colorado start around $2500.
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I have worked some of my married life but at his request stayed home the majority of time. I am 41 years old diagnosed with lupus and a blood disorder. Is this accurate?
Response 1: No it is not. it is not equitable at all.
Should I get an attorney and if so how would this monetarily help me. Attorney fees in Colorado start around $2500.
Response 2: Yes, you need to get an attorney to negotiate with your husband. The attorney's experience in getting you a fair share of the marital assets would more than offset the $2,500.00 fee. For instance, if I were representing you, I would not tell you to take 21% of the retirement. I would want at the very least 40%. Spousal support/Alimony should be permanent or at least 21 years for the length of time that you were married. With your medical history, getting spousal support for 4 years and his retirement for 4 years is wholly inadequate.
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what would be your best guess at how much alimony/maintenance should be per month?I certainly thank you for your time and information
what would be your best guess at how much alimony/maintenance should be per month?
Response: I decline to guess here since the amount of award would depend on the evidence presented to the Court by both sides and also would depend on local practice. This question will be better addressed by a Colorado divorce attorney.
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