I want a divorce. I work full time as a nursr practitioner. My husband has been out of work [and not really trying to find work] for seven years despite my efforts to get him to find employment. Will I have to pay him alimony in a settlement?
1 Answer from Attorneys
Maybe. The court will assign him an earning capacity based on what he is capable of doing. If after assigning that capacity your incomes would be about the same, then no alimony. If it still looks as though you make a lot more, then you might have to pay alimony, but at that point, a lot of other factors come in to play such as the length of the marriage, the reason for the breakdown of the marriage, the health, education of the parties, etc.