I'm trying to decide if using a vocational assessor on my 53 yr old retired husband is worth it? 23 marriage
, Calif. based. He is retired federal law enforcement DHS
agent/Border Patrol agent.His only income is our community retirement asset. I am state employee, no skills other than clerical. 54 yrs, and currently struggling as I remain in the community home. he is cohabitating with an executive level earning partner, my bare household expenses not including food & gas are double his. I have been told that if I claim my half of retirement, I would end up paying him support. Yes, my income would be much higher based on the asset. However, he voluntarily retired at 48 yrs, is very healthy, and mutli-talented by his own admission, which is true. He currently does odd side jobs, is a welder, mechanic, and all around handyman.
Would a judge/commissioner assess unearned income in this case? Our plan was for me to retire at 55 (in 8 months) and now that he is collecting our community asset, I am only receiving $600 of the gross $6600 he is receiving monthly. I gross $4307, plus 600.
Should I pay for an evaluator? I don't want to spend the money if a judge will most say, "sorry, he retired, and is too old."
What should I do?