Alimony


#1

My wife and I have been married 18 years, 16 of which she stayed at home with the children. Now she has her LPN nursing license. We have 5 children ages ranging from 9 to 15. She wants the divorce because she has found someone else. Neither one of us committed adultery. However I do feel she commited alienation of affection. I make 76076 a year. How much alimony should I expect to pay (just a guesstimate).

Thank you very much for your help


#2

Alimony is based on the demonstrated reasonable needs of the dependant spouse (shortfall between income and expenses) and the ability of the support spouse (excess after reasonable expenses are met). There is no set amount and each case is different.

Any action for alienation of affection would be against the 3rd party who destroyed your wife’s affection for you.