Here is the backstory for anyone interested. Need advice before divorcing
We both have our own attorneys, which is stupid looking at it now because we have no children, no savings, only a house with $20k in equity.
So these lawyers (which I ****in' hate like only a combat veteran could) Are purposefully dragging things out. Acting all chum chum and aloof about things and colluding with each other to bring us to additional alimony hearings and demanding additional retainers to attend them. I told my wife that we should fire them while the damage is small, it's going to double by the time they schedule the master hearing! Told her, lets fire them and I'll pay for the arbitrator to handle the rest. The ex is a loud mouth drunk with a huge ego and just talks non-stop then hangs up the phone when I try to explain. God am I pissed
-Married 6 years.
ME: -No college degree -First 5 years I grossed $50k. -In 2016 made $130k as a realtor. - No salary, all commission since I became a realtor. -36 years old. -no kids. -healthy
-18 years military -Paid $40k in GI Bill for my wife's masters degree -Pay all housing and living expenses, always have.
HER: - 33 years old -Grossed an average of $5k over the last 5 years. -I supported her while she attended the graduate program I paid for for 3 of those years. -no kids -healthy (looking) 4.0 GPA MS degree in Instructional Leadership, not using. -Earns $10 per hr working 15 hours a week.
Her attorney told her that I could be made to pay $1,500 a month for 2 years. This seems absolutely insane and I'll go to jail before I pay it. I bought the house myself before marriage and commingled it when we refinanced, HUGE MISTAKE.
No kids, only a house as an asset. She has a masters degree and is 33 years old, does it sound right that I could pay this drunken women $1,500 a month in alimony!!!? I'm in PA. A loud mouthed drunken ***** that smokes a pack a day with a master degree that I paid for, F#ck if I'm going to pay her $1,500 a month just so she can be a layabout piece of **** for two years. If I seem angry, it's much more than that. I worked my ass off for 6 years waiting for her to 'snap out of it', equipped her with every tool she needed to fend for herself.