I'm wondering if any of you have any knowledge that could help me as I plan my post-D life.
I'm an executive and do well financially. However, I put in a lot of hours, travel extensively and at 50, planned to be done with the high pressure and stress of the job by aged 55. I have high blood pressure (on meds), family history of heart problems, and a Father who died young from heart failure. The plan was then after 55, to "start giving back" in the form of charitable work or help for a non-profit etc.
Going through this D, I know I will give at least 50% of my income to ex-WW for most of this next 5 year period and so, in effect, feels like I'm only getting 50% of the benefit of those final five years.
So my Q: If during the settlement process, my Dr. issued a letter stating my health issues and her assessment that it is caused by stress from the job, could I quit? I get that if I just quit 'to spite my EX' I'd be held accountable for the amount of money I am able to earn. But can a judge order me to pay SS based on income that no longer exists due to health reasons? By the way my Ex is 10 years younger, has a graduate degree and chooses not to work (why would she?!)
Not saying this is a route to go but trying to find any and all options as I'm going through this mess
[This message edited by Markone at 4:11 PM, October 8th (Tuesday)]