| | Guys who are divorced. How bad did you get hit financially?
I'm scared to death to file for what I might get ordered to pay her. I'm fine with "fair", child support, alimony (for a time), etc. But I'm worried sick I'm going to end up paying her alimony for the rest of her life, her getting all of the house (which we have $50K equity in), etc. I just have this vision of me living in a cardboard box on the beach after it's all over.
I want so bad to get divorced but the financial fear is paralyzing me. She hasn't worked in 14 years but does have a college degree. I know it's considered a "long term" marriage and all that.
Did you guys go through this fear? Or you ladies if you were the sole breadwinner in your family when you filed?
What can I do to get past this and just file the damn papers? I'm sure I've built this up to be way worse in my mind than it probably will be.