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Asked on: 7/03/13, 10:44 am

My husband of 20 years has been put on warning at his job. We anticipate that he will be let go at the end of the month. I am. And have been a stay at home mom dealing with depression and anxiety possibly related to his controlling and abusive behaviors. If I am considering divorce papers is it critical to my spousal support to do this prior to his job tremination?

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Answered on: 7/03/13, 11:12 am by Paul B. Ward

Spousal support will be ultimately decided on the basis of what you need and what he can afford to pay. If his termination was a layoff, rather than termination for fault, he will not be required to pay support from income he doesn't have, no matter when the divorce is filed.


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