I have been married for 17 years and 8 months. I have two children 15 and 12. I worked until my last child was born in 1998. After that I was working for 7 years part time until 2005. From 2005 until October of 2010 I was unemployed, I was a housewife. I filed for divorce
During the first two years of my marriage
my husband studied for an MBA and I worked. Then I supported him after graduation until he got a job, 9 months later. Also when he was fired, being myself 8 months pregnant with my second child, although he got a new job a month after. At the moment he makes 150K a year, while I make only 42K.
I have no colege degree.
My mediator has told me that my spousal support
is going to be aproximately $1,200 a month and only for 9 years. I thought that I was entitled to alimony
until I get morried, live with someone or one of us die.
Can you clarify:
How long can I get alimony
Can I negociate more money if it is only going to be for 9 years
Is this correct?