Early retirement?

In this situation the court will likely look at your current age and the circumstances during the marriage when determining how long alimony will be paid. The specific length of time will depend on factors that are too complex to analyze on the message board. You will most likely need a consultation with an attorney.

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How does the court usually handle a 36 year marriage, that does not have a retirement plan, 401k or savings, to split and the wage earner would like to retire in about 7 years? The spouse is a dependant wife with no retirement plan either. Does the court expect the wage earner to be able to retire by stopping alimony and leaving the dependant wife without support, having to come up with more earnings to cover the alimony lost and never get to retire herself?