My wife (45) and I (46) are in the process of divorce in the state of Massachusetts. We have been married 22 years, we have children 11 and 13. I have been the primary income producer for the family. Before children, my wife worked in a variety of fields and has degrees/certificates in executive assistance. When we decided to have children, we both chose to have my wife stay home with the children. Since having children, my wife has worked sporatically. In the past 3 years, she has become a level 3 (or 4) professional organizer and is highly thought of in that field.
My question is this: I have no problem paying child support plus any additional monies required for my wife to have. I would like this all under the catagory of Child Support, not alimony. For instance, if the minimum recommended CS value is 700 a week, I am willing to pay 900 a week in child support to ensure my wife can live. What I don't think is right is that in ten years, when my children are through college, that I should not have to pay alimony. Is this wrong?
I am giving her all of my 401k, 1/2 of my pension, paying for the children's college, paying for all expenses related to summer activities.