To properly respond to your question, I must know in what state you live. In New York, “grounds” are required. In California, they are not. Concerning the spousal support you would receive, the judge would have to determine whether the present income of your husband reflects his actual, current ability to earn or does his professional training reflect a higher level of potential income. It’s a subtle question that will have to be examined carefully by a judge. You could avoid this problem by resolving the issues, including child custody and support, by mediating the divorce. If you are located in the New York City metropolitan area, please call me at 212-370-1660.
Leonard M. Weiner, Esq / Divorce Solutions