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Old 06-08-2017, 10:55 AM
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Originally Posted by arabian View Post
Rioe - actually he did bring up "spousal support payments" in his first post (3rd or 4th paragraph).

I otherwise agree with Rioe.

You will have to wait and see what the other side proposes. I have a feeling there will be focus on the so-called equalization as the rationale is not common IMO (doesn't mean that it isn't legal though).
Rereading it again, he still only mentioned SS in a context that mixed it up with equalization. Then he said he was waiting to see if she was applying for it.

Yes, waiting to see what she proposes is a key thing here. It's good to anticipate worst case scenario, but don't get too stressed about it.

But definitely go over equalization and figure out if it was done correctly or not, and who might still owe the other money. Conflating equalization payment with SS is a huge indication of people not understanding the process so there may have been other mistakes.

You determine her assets and debts at marriage, and her assets and debts at separation date. You see what her change in net worth was, over the course of the marriage.

You determine your assets and debts at marriage, and your assets and debts at separation date. You see what your change in net worth was, over the course of the marriage.

One person pays the other an amount that makes the two people each have the SAME change in net worth over the course of the marriage.

The people's individual incomes during the marriage are completely irrelevant.

There are lots of past threads around here of calculation examples.

Once he has that corrected, he can worry about the rest of it.
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