Good morning from southeast GA,
I'm sorry to hear of the situation.
It really isn't necessary to move out of the country to avoid spousal support
. Just moving a state or two away will make it very difficult for a spouse with no money to collect from you.
She would have to get a judgment for support arrears, go to the state you reside in, domesticate that judgment and then seek to collect from you. This is a time consuming and expensive process for her.
If you move out of state now and take a job elsewhere---she will probably file divorce
in the state she is living in and short of jumping through the hoops---she won't get any help from the state you are in to collect the support---it isn't like child support where every state you move to can come after you.
As for a foreign country-----take your pick if you want to----I doubt that she would spend the many thousands and thousands of dollars to try to perfect a support judgment in a foreign country just to try to collect money----only the financially well off can afford such folly.
As for your savings, you might as well spend it now and enjoy it, because if it was earned and saved during the period of the marriage
---the court is going to give her half of it---but if it is all gone because you took a nice trip to Europe---well, there really isn't anything to divide. Spend it before you are served with the divorce
papers though. Because after that there are generally automatic orders that prevent either party from depleting the marital assets and you could be in contempt and jailed if you spend it all after you are served.
I wish you the best in 2012.
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