Monetary obligations

  1. I’m not sure what you mean by custody and not adoption was obtained during the marriage…
    You do not pay child support on stepchildren…

  2. Alimony can be requested by either spouse if the other has a larger income. The reasons that a spouse may not receive alimony is based on the courts judgement and these 16 factors:
    "(1) The marital misconduct of either of the spouses. Nothing herein shall prevent a court from considering incidents of post date-of-separation marital misconduct as corroborating evidence supporting other evidence that marital misconduct occurred during the marriage and prior to date of separation;

(2) The relative earnings and earning capacities of the spouses;

(3) The ages and the physical, mental, and emotional conditions of the spouses;

(4) The amount and sources of earned and unearned income of both spouses, including, but not limited to, earnings, dividends, and benefits such as medical, retirement, insurance, social security, or others;

(5) The duration of the marriage;

(6) The contribution by one spouse to the education, training, or increased earning power of the other spouse;

(7) The extent to which the earning power, expenses, or financial obligations of a spouse will be affected by reason of serving as the custodian of a minor child;

(8) The standard of living of the spouses established during the marriage;

(9) The relative education of the spouses and the time necessary to acquire sufficient education or training to enable the spouse seeking alimony to find employment to meet his or her reasonable economic needs;

(10) The relative assets and liabilities of the spouses and the relative debt service requirements of the spouses, including legal obligations of support;

(11) The property brought to the marriage by either spouse;

(12) The contribution of a spouse as homemaker;

(13) The relative needs of the spouses;

(14) The federal, State, and local tax ramifications of the alimony award;

(15) Any other factor relating to the economic circumstances of the parties that the court finds to be just and proper.

(16) The fact that income received by either party was previously considered by the court in determining the value of a marital or divisible asset in an equitable distribution of the parties" marital or divisible property."

  1. That would be 1/2 of whatever was contributed to the retirement account during the 15 years.

  2. Filing for equitable distribution and having the courts set up distribution. Requesting that the court mandate a date by which your personal affects are removed from the home. Take a police officer with you to the home…they won’t always get involved though without a court order.

Hope this helps!

a few questions:

  1. is child support a requirement if child custody (not adoption) was obtained during the marriage?

  2. are there any other grounds for alimony besides adultery?

  3. what percent of retirement is spouse entitled to after 15 yrs of marriage?

  4. how can i get my property out of the house if spouse says no one can go to house to retrieve it? (i am unable to get it myself)