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my wife is aking for spousal maintenance, should I have to

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my wife is aking for spousal maintenance, should I have to pay it.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Ellen replied 5 years ago.

Welcome to JustAnswer and thank you for the opportunity to provide you with information..

This depends - can you please tell me more about the matter?

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
we are doing the paperwork on our own. its going well, but now she is asking for maintenance. I make 115,000 per year, and she makes around 50,000 per year I have 50/50 cust. of the kids and agreed to to pay a higher rate than the online calculator indicates. I am told that spousal mainenance is not granted often. if we get lawyers and have them work through the paperwork, what are the chances of her being granted spousal maint?
Expert:  Ellen replied 5 years ago.

So sorry to hear of this dilemma. If my answer is not clear to you, please ask me for clarification by using the reply button.

The rule of thumb with spousal support is that spousal support will be awarded in an amount to equalize income for period of time equal to half the length of the marriage.
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