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User Topic: How is maintenance calculated/determined?
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Default  Posted: 6:48 PM, October 30th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I make a good living in my own right and just wondered if I asked for maintenance, how would that be calculated?

Me: 45/WH (SA): 49
M: 26 years 3 kids over 10 yrs old
EA/ PA Dec. 2009 -Divorce halted

Posts: 1260 | Registered: Apr 2010 | From: Midwest
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Default  Posted: 7:36 PM, October 30th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

All states have the formula posted somewhere on their websites. They presume you make at least minimum wage and work 40 hours. In some cases they consider your living expenses. The length of your marriage is also taken into account.

Me = BS
Him = EX-d out (abusive troglodyte NPD SA)
3 tween-aged kids
Together 20 years
D-Day: Memorial Weekend 2011
2013 - DIVORCED!

Posts: 10722 | Registered: Jun 2011 | From: USA
♀ 31648
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Default  Posted: 2:36 AM, October 31st (Thursday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

My state has no formula. The amount of spousal support--if any is even awarded--depends on the length of the marriage, the ability of the recipient to earn a living (i.e., age, health, work experience), the ability of the payee to afford the support, and any other special circumstances.

In a few states, lifetime support is the norm for a long-term marriage with a stay-at-home mother/wife. In many other states, a few years of rehabilitative support is the norm.

[This message edited by josie11 at 2:36 AM, October 31st (Thursday)]

BS: me
XWH: Dead to me, after spending half our lives together
2 teenagers
"I get it now; I didn't get it then. That life is about losing and about doing it as gracefully as possible... and enjoying everything in between."-Mia Farrow

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