Details: Marriage of 40+ yrs, homemaker/mother for 25+ yrs, age 60 with chronic pain from auto accident. Husband has made a 6 figure income for 5+ yrs, is a workaholic and claims he wants to work forever. House with equity is for sale. Have retirement assets.
Problem: Husband filed in July and threatened to retire since he's 62. In the meantime, he had his employer cut his hours/salary by 50%. He claims the company is failing and will go out of business sooner rather than later.
Alimony and Division of Assets: Please advise with suggestions on what I should ask for regarding alimony, equity and IRA's. No lawyers (yet) with Aug court date.
You need a lawyer to help you get the most from your case. In a long term marriage as a homemaker, you should receive alimony. Additionally, any assets gained during the marriage will be considered as part of the equitable distribution. There are too many factors to go into online, but suffice it to say, that you have a case worth pursuing. However, with an August court date, you should start to gather your case.
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You really need to hire an aggressive family lawyer, ASAP. Your future well being lies in the balance. Alimony is based upon the need for it and the ability to pay. Marital assets should be split equally between the parties. His cut in pay may be obvious to the Court.
Call me: 813-635-0222. Your case clearly requires a lawyer.
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