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 #70:
I have been married 26 years. I served my husband with divorce papers last Sept. He moved out last Dec. We are at the stage of either a trial or settle. He offered to settle 50/50 everything with child support til our last child is emancipated and no maintenance. He earned $112K in 2000 and I earned $35K. He claims I am self supporting and I cant afford to live in the home the way I am use to. Should I be entitled to alimony?
Answer:
In order to answer your question properly I would need more information. Assuming, however, that for the 26 years of marriage your husband supported you and the family and that you lived a lifestyle commensurate with his income, you would be entitled to some form of spousal support for a number of years to allow you to seek professional training and to provide you with a level of lifestyle closer to the one which you had during the marriage. Consider mediating your divorce. If you are located in the greater NYC area, please call me at 212-370-1660 to discuss. I can help without your having to go to court and battle it out before a judge.
Leonard M. Weiner, Esq./Divorce Solutions
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