Are there any quidelines to follow for alimony? My STBX is in agreement that he should pay alimony and suggests $1500-$2000 per month for 7 years, half the # years we were married.
He left the marriage after 4 years of unsucessful attemps at rehabiliation for alcohol abuse. He is working on his sobriety once again. He admits that his issues and his abuse of alcohol, was the downfall of the marriage.
His 2010 income was 360,500, including bonus. This does not include his stock options.
My 2010 income was 80,500 including bonus. I am not awarded stock options.
His potential to retain employment with the bank is greater than mine.
He is 42, holds an Executive Leader, SVP, position with a Wells Fargo Bank.
I am 53 and hold a Business System Consultant, AVP, position with the same bank.
He is a college graduate.
I am not.
Any suggestions for guidelines to follow?