The answer depends on all the factors, the relative incomes of the parties, their ages, health, education, possibility of promotion and expected future income, marital standard of living, whether or not there are any children, the current amount of assets: house, retirement, savings, etc. Your question casts a very broad net, so if you want a more detailed response, you do well to consult with an attorney in private where you can disclose all the personal details and get helpful legal advice tailored to your personal circumstances.
This is NOT legal advice, is GENERAL INFORMATION ONLY, and does NOT establish an Attorney/Client Relationship with you. You have not provided me with all the facts in a consultation, therefore my answer cannot address your specific legal situation and you should not rely upon my answer in your legal matter. I am an attorney licensed in Maryland and California.
It really depends on so many facts specific to your situation that it would be better to simply meet with a lawyer to review what assets the two of you have and other details about the two of you. Generally, all property acquired during the marriage, including property paid for or increased in value by the expenditure or investment of marital funds, will be treated as marital property for purposes of a property division determination. This includes real property, personal property, retirement, pension and financial accounts, etc. If minor children are involved, there's a whole other set of considerations. Alimony, maintenance and support depend on a lot of factors as well.
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