Married 24 years, no minors, equal assets, husband paid for everything all term – what is reasonable alimony$

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Married 24 years, no minors, equal assets, husband paid for everything all term – what is reasonable alimony$

Asked on May 12, 2009 under Family Law, Utah

Answers:

B. B., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 12 years ago | Contributor

I'm not a Utah divorce lawyer -- and there are a lot more facts to consider, before anyone could even estimate what a reasonable alimony award would be.  To find a Utah divorce lawyer, you can start looking at our website, http://attorneypages.com

The law of alimony is one of the most widely variable, from one state to another, of any legal issue.  In some states, alimony can be permanent, and based on what is necessary for the supported spouse to enjoy about the same lifestyle as she or he had during the marriage.  In other states, alimony can only run for a few years, and is limited to what is necessary for the supported spouse to meet basic needs and prepare to support him or her self after that.  So even the facts to be considered are different from one state to the next.  Without knowing how much the husband makes, what the wife makes or could earn with her job skills, how much each party is getting in assets, just to start, there is no way to guess how much alimony, if any, a court might award.


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