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1) What state are you in?
2) Will you be selling the business before the divorce? Or during? Or not sure?
3) Do both of you want to sell? Or you are asking in case the Court forces a sale?
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There is no mandate that you pay alimony. In fact, she may be forced to pay it. The court shall consider all of the following circumstances: (a) the earning capacity of each party is sufficient to maintain the standard of living established during the marriage, taking into account all of the following: (a) earning capacity (b) the extent to which the supported party helped support the other party in gaining an education or maintaining a career. (c) The supporting party’s assets and ability to pay support. (d) the standard of living during the marriage. (e) The assets and separate property, of each party. (f) The length of the marriage. (g) The ability to gain employment without unduly interfering with the interests of dependent children in the custody of the party. (h) The age and health condition of the parties. (i) history of domestic violence between the parties, including, but not limited to, consideration of emotional distress resulting from domestic violence perpetrated against the supported party by the supporting party, and consideration of any history of violence against the supporting party by the supported party. (j) any tax consequences to each party. (k) The balance of the hardships to each party. (l) The goal that the supported party shall be self-supporting within a reasonable period of time. California Family Code Sec. 4320 et seq.
Assuming that she has a background that will enable to her to find employment and not have a "financial crash," and/or her financial situation is similar to yours at the time of the divorce, then the Court should not order alimony. It is on a case by case basis, however.
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