I have been married over 25 years and both of us are over 55. I plan to retire at 62. My stbx wants alimony for half the time we were married. I can pay the amount until I retire but could not after that because I would not have a salary and would already be sharing my retirement pay.
Do courts consider that I plan on retiring soon when determing the length of alimony; especially the half the time married rule of thumb?
Do courts consider my retirement plans on awarding alimony and the fact I would not have a job?
Do they consider other assets such as savings, mutual funds, etc. my stbx has when awarding alimony?
Do courts consider retiring at 62 voluntary and rule that I should work until I am at least 65?
Can I be required to take a lower retirement amount (state employee) and make my stbx the beneficary?