Are payments from bonus’s from the gross amount or net?

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Are payments from bonus’s from the gross amount or net?

I am to receive a percentage of my ex’s bonus each year. He was told it was from the net amount of the total bonus and I was told it is from the gross amount of the total bonus. Who is right? We were officially divorced about 18 months ago.

Asked on March 29, 2019 under Family Law, Arizona


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Typically, unless there is something in a divorce settlement or decree to the contrary, it would be from the net amount. That is because the net amount is his money, and so what he can give you; the taxes taken out from the gross amount are Uncle Sam's (and/or his state's) and he cannot give you a piece or part of them.

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