Alimony and ability to pay


#1

Question for you - would the fact that 87% of my income is taken up in mortgage, childcare and recurring bills like power and phone be enough to refute an alimony claim based on my ability to pay? The remaining 30% is spent on food, gas, children’s activities, etc with little to no disposable income at the end of the month.

Thanks


#2

If you can demonstrate verifiable reasonable expenses that leave you without the ability to pay there could be a finding that you are the supporting spouse, yet no award issued based on the inability to pay.


#3

Doesn’t matter. I just went through the same thing. This system is flawed. Of all the research I have done, I have not seen one happy ending story. I am paying almost 2000 a month between CS and PSS leaving me with 1200 a month for Rent, car bills and food. It’s not fair. They will tell you to get a second or third job. I hope it works out for you.

Manny