Do either of these play in o the amount and term of alimony awarded?
My STBX was physically abusive during the first 8 years of our marriage, verbally abusive for the next 3, at which point he determined hervwas an alcoholic and decided to quit drnking. Four years of unsuccessful rehabilitation and recovery later, he decided to leave th marriage.
His total income, including bonus is $300-$350K. My total income, including bonus is $80K.
To this point we have tried tobcome to a fair financial agreement, but have been unsuccessful. We are now thinking of using a Mediator.
Considering the abuse stated above and our inability to agree to this point, should I get legal representation or does abuse, as stated above have no affect on alimony? I understand that considering I have my own income, I was not financially dependent and could have spchosen to leave the abusive marriage. Also, this is my second marriage and there are no biological dependent children from this union.