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It depends on what type of lifestyle you were accustomed to before she left. What state are you in?
Are you there still?
middle class have 3 children all are out of the house.we payed for them to do travel sports gymnastics(club), power tumbling (club), swim and dive (club), and Dance. Bought each of them a car. We had a Suburban with 30 foot camping trailer. Stayed in 4 star hotels for National Sports companionship compositions around the State and Country.Paid for their college. Our house is 4500 sq ft with a in ground swimming pool, hot tub, sauna on a 1/2 acre lot . Motor cycles. We went to shows @ Kennedy center, Warner theater in Washington DC. Up ward Middle class I guess. before the housing market an construction I made $85,000.00 that was 5 years ago.
The court will consider the following criteria to decide on alimony in your case:
The Court will take both of your incomes and all of your expenses and then factor in everything I typed above. As you make less, the Court should order her to pay some to you in order to help level out the income. I can't say an amount for certain as all of those factors will play a part.
I know pretty much the above response I was hoping for more of say a percentage of the difference between our income and some kind of time duration. I wasn't sure if there is a rule of thumb as to being married this long. I will never be able to make what or even near what she does as my resumes responses have been that I am over qualified and under educated because I only have an Associates Degree in Construction Management.
It is more of a monthly dollar amount rather than a percentage. It should be anywhere between $1,000-$2,500. The duration of any support arrangement is dependent on the circumstances of the parties. Usually, long-term marriages tend to receive lengthier spousal support awards if the interests of justice demand alimony. I would anticipate that you will get alimony for the remainder of your life if you remain unmarried because you were married for so long.
The parties may also agree to some other settlement, such as a lump sum award if it will be better for them.
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