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Read divorce thread posted a few weeks back, going through the same, I’d like to ask: how much was alimony and child support as a % of income? Full custody to spouse, have 2 children, area = NE US

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I don’t have those answers OP, but just wanted to say I’m sorry and stay strong. I know that’s tough.

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Like others have said, it varies by state. In Texas when I got divorced it was 30% if the other parent was primary custodian. In NC, there is a worksheet and the kids get a percentage of both parents income combined (even if they share custody". I'm a woman and pay my ex husband support because I make more $. Either party can have the support revisited every 3 years. Unfortunately the initial $ amount will change over the years so don't get too attached to what you have to pay now.

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Make sure you hire a good attorney. One that doesn’t need your money and uses his billable time wisely. I have done this 2x, once with and once without kids. First time, I started with cheaper attorneys, fired them and hired a well know much more expensive one. Mediated final settlement agreement in 5 days. Didn’t lose hardly anything. Second time hired him again, had mediation on a Saturday, was wrapped up quickly as well. It kept the stress level, down. If you need any specific advice happy to give it, but it’s based on my experience only.

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probably state specific. make sure your divorce attorney has depth of experience in custody negotiations. they should know. if they don't, get a new lawyer. custody and alimony is something that needs to be delicately yet deliberately managed and negotiated or else you end up with a mess, paying way more than needed, or a protracted/ugly/expensive court battle or all of the above. as terrifying as it seems, if you both put the best interest of the kids first and not use this as a revenge tool, this can be worked out with little suffering. once you are over this mountain, you will feel a massive weight off of your shoulders.

Read the family code for your state. It’s Texas is pretty much spelled out. I don’t pay alimony, have one son and pay 2k for child support.

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