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My husband has been out of work for over a year, he was on

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my husband has been out of work for over a year, he was on disability for 6 months cleared to work and he has not attempted to look for work, his reason is that he does not want to be a doorman, I have asked him several times to find a job but he refuses. We share a company that is like amway so we are making money at the moment and at the divorce he will either get the company if I get the company I would agree to pay him half of the earning for a period of 6 to 10 years. I was earning around 180K annual and he was earning around 60K when he was working. Would he be entitled to maintenance?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Family Law
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
potential in our business we can ear up to 189K per store.. we have 3 but are working to develop 1 store at this time
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Expert:  Phillips Esq. replied 11 months ago.

Hello: This is Attorney Phillips. Welcome to Justanswer! I am preparing my response to your post, and I will post my response very shortly. Thank you for your patience.

Expert:  Phillips Esq. replied 11 months ago.

Depending on the value of the company, the Court may order you to pay spousal maintenance to him. The Court would award spousal support/alimony after a review of various factors. The amount to be awarded would be based on the evidence presented to the Court. Some of the factors the Court would review before making a decision are the following:

  • The income and property of the parties;
  • The duration of the marriage;
  • The age and health of both parties;
  • The present and future earning capacity of both parties;
  • The ability of the party seeking maintenance to become self-supporting. See New York Domestic Relations Laws, Article 13 Section: 236

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