Situation: Absolute divorce is granted without completing equitable distribution. Ex wife is demanding $200 to pay for upkeep of 3 dogs and to help wih insurance costs. She also wants half of the 2nd mortgage payment. Both parties make the same amount of money so neither would have been considered a “dependant” spouse. Question: Would there be an obligation to provide for the upkeep of the 3 dogs and insurance costs? The payment for the 2nd mortgage seems reasonable. I realize you can only advise based on what is customary but I would like to know your thoughts.