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My son and his wife are looking to get a divorce. He thought it would be simple , but she wants money every month. They have a daughter he takes care of her and all her needs. So will he half to pay her every month

Lawyer's Assistant: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Wisconsin

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They just decided to get a divorce. He is self employed with his dad. They do separate taxes. So all the equipment bought is in his father and my name his mother. So do we have to sell equipment.

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ANSWER: If he has to pay alimony, it would be based on his income, her income, and her proven needs. He would be responsible only for that the court requires of him if anything. How he makes that money to pay her (whether he sells the equipment to earn the money) is not the concern of the court.

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