Thank you Ma'am, so for example lets say my net monthly income is $2000 and her net income is $1800 I would only owe her $80 per month? 40% of the $200 difference?
That would be the spousal support. However, she could also seek a mortgage contribution if the mortgage payment is over 25% of her net per month in which case you would pay the $80 plus the mortgage contribution - depends on the incomes and the mortgage amount.
So then basically I am legally obligated because it is more than 25% of her net income.
I guess just because she asks for mortgage assistance doesn't mean that the judge would grant her 50% like I am paying now. Really if you add up possible spousal support and possible mortgage assistance it still may come out to less than what I am paying now. Am I wrong in thinking that is a possibility?
It could come out to less, but it could also come out slightly higher. You should meet with an attorney to discuss the specifics and to run some calculations to determine your best course of action.