I would like to know how much I am entitled to get or ask for in the separation agreement? Married 12 years with no children of our own. She has daughter from out of wedlock. I put her through school and we started a company that she operates. Gross income in 2009 was over 100K. I have been dependant on her since I formed my/our company that she wouldn’t support in the end. I was forced to get out of business or get out of the house. I gave up the business at a big loss to save the marriage. I found work in my old trade, but the bills/debt were stil so that she reluctantly paid them.
She has now packed up and moved out with the home based business and abandoned me. After 3 different times ending the marriage, I didn’t fight to keep her. My question is, since I put her through school, financially started the business for her to operate, and now can’t aford the monthly bills and debt she left me with, how much can I get in division of debt and property? I am sure the company is marital property and I am entitled to half it’s value. Can I also get Alimony on top of her buying out my share of the company? Would I be forced to sell real property to get debt and or monthly bills more inline with my current income. The mortgage is only a couple of hundred dollars more a month than renting an apartment. I want to keep the real property for myself. She has agreed to sign it over to me as long as I refinance it.