Primarily servicing the greater New York City metropolitan area



LEONARD M.WEINER, ESQ, Ph.D.
DIVORCE SOLUTIONS
206 East 38th Street
New York, N.Y. 10016
(212) 370-1660

FINANCIAL ISSUES - MARITAL PROPERTY V. SEPARATE PROPERTY

Question #21:
Why does my wife get one half of my net income for support, when she earns two thirds of what I do????
Answer:
In order to properly answer your question I must have more information regarding your total marital finances. At first glance, your question seems legitimate and I question who informed you that such was indeed the case.

Generally, spousal support will reflect the needs of the receiving party, considering the standard of living which existed during the marriage, the ability of the receiving spouse to be self supporting, the time it would take to have such spouse increase his her professional skills, etc. More information is needed to assess the situation.

Leonard M. Weiner, Esq./Divorce Solutions

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