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i am filing for divorce, been seperated for two years. was married for 29 yrs. with my husband the main provider. I volunteered in my kids schools and worked part time through the yrs. Now that i am seperated i am dirt poor because i am unemployed my husband has given me money on average 500 a month. He makes 1100. a week bring home has no car payment no credit cards and only pays 400. rent how much alimony should i expect. i need help to get out of this rut.

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Asked by Anonymous at 7:13 PM on Dec. 7, 2008 in Relationships

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  • Good luck getting that divorce, if that is all either of you are making. You can't afford a divorce! Men don't always have to pay alimony. Although he would have to pay child support. Neither of you would have enough to support yourself on that little income. Also you would get a smaller amout because you would be able to get more assistance with children than he can as a single man.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:20 PM on Dec. 7, 2008

  • It would depend on what state you live in. Here in Texas, they won't take out more than 50% of the person's wages, but they TAKE IT OUT OF THE WAGES. Otherwise, things like child support wouldn't get paid.

    Good luck!

    Answer by rhope4 at 7:35 PM on Dec. 7, 2008

  • Check your state statutes to see if there is a formula they use to determine spousal support like they do child support. Your lawyer should be able to tell you how much to expect.

    Answer by admckenzie at 7:57 PM on Dec. 7, 2008

  • i think you should look for a better job and stop worrying about his money if you two are seperated you need to support yourself and get on with your own life... im sounding kinda mean here but he works for his money and still gives you some of it feel lucky that you get what you get if you have children and they live with you why not just ask him for a little more money or ask him to help you with a bill or two but as far as having your hands out for his money that's just not right

    in the end you just need to get out and find that job ... even if it is just some fast food place a job's a job money is money and every little bit counts ...

    Answer by rachael596 at 11:57 AM on Dec. 9, 2008

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