On the day of the trial, we settled.
It was not pretty. I didn't really get to negotiate, at the end of the day, my attorney came to me and told me I needed to sign this agreement because i wouldn't get a better deal.
Then this agreement that was signed on a yellow piece of paper is to be turned into a marital settlement agreement that would be signed again and submitted to the judge on a particular date.
The deal was :
The $100,000 that my husband moved over to a Bright Start account at the time of filing for divorce would stay in Bright Start.
the account my husband said was nonmarital but was never proven was left to him.
I will receive 37% of his base income up to 240,000, then 32% up to 350,000. His car allowance and bonus were not counted as salary, but fell in the category of earnings, meaning that's where the 32% comes into play. I will receive 55% of the retirement assets and from the sale of our house -- and from some more liquid accounts, which is not as significant.
We have been married for 29 years and I have not worked for 24 years since the birth of our first son (five years into the marriage), with the exception of a few projects early on.
This yellow piece of paper represents what we agreed on, and I want to know if this is modifiable at all.