Married for 10 years. Two children under 5.
1.Is Childsupport and Alimony calculated on base income or income with overtime (overtime not being guaranteed)?
2.Is Childsupport based on last years W2? or can it be based on this years income if it has decreased?
3.I have been told Alimony could be more than 5 years (half of the marriage) “because the kids are so young”. Is that true that the “half length of marriage” rule doesn’t apply with kids are young?
I made $150,000 last year. This year on track for $120,000. Dependent seperated spouse does not work, but has RN degree.
I was told no judge will make dependent spouse return to work till kids in school.
4.Lastly-Am I beening taken advantage of if I pay $2000 in child support and $5000 in Alimony? That seems extremely high. I was told because the alimony will be taxed I must pay more to make up for it. Dependent spouse budget is $5000 month.