thorpe Posted June 5, 2009 Share Posted June 5, 2009 Raoul, To me, if only one wants to get out of the marriage (leave the child support issue out of it for the moment) to live another life or to be with someone else, here's your share of what we have accumulated and go. Nothing else. Reading all this I feel very lucky. My divorce was emotionally traumatic, but financially very easy. My wife wanted out of the marriage, but we had no children, so no issues there, and she had no desire for alimony or any part of our retirement accounts. Her lawyer and me both tried to get her to take 50% of the accounts that we'd saved together, but she just didn't want them. We split all the other accounts, belongings and proceeds form the sale of the house 50/50. I did my own divorce so had no legal costs. This seems to approach John Bendix's ideal. The weird thing is that even after 13 years I have her as the primary beneficiary on my insurance and will as I feel that half of the seed capital for my retirement accounts is hers. She has no idea about this. Link to comment
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