My wife is about to file for divorce. She told me she will depend on me paying child support and alimony to live off of. My problem is she is a licensed real estate agent and is refusing to get a job. Why should I have to pay alimony if she has the same or more earning potential as me?
Please be advised that I am not licensed to practice in the state of Nevada. I would advise you to seek independent advice from an attorney licensed in the state of Nevada.
However, I would state that many states look at factors such as the parties’ health, the paying party’s ability to pay alimony, the parties’ educational backgrounds, the parties’ earning capacities and the conduct of the parties during the marriage. Many states also look to the property that the party requesting alimony is receiving in the the dissolution. Unfortunately, every states laws are different.
Again, I would advise you to seek independent advice from an attorney licensed in the state of Nevada.
Andrew VanNess is an Associate Attorney in the Kansas City, Missouri office of Cordell & Cordell, P.C. where he practices family law. Mr. VanNess is licensed to practice in Missouri. Mr. VanNess received his B.S. in Geography with a minor in Biology from Northwest Missouri State University, and his Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law.