I represented a husband in a 44 year marriage. Husband worked as an engineer and consultant for the Defense Department. Husband earned approximately $200,000.00 per year and wife had been unemployed since 2010. The marital estate was worth over $4,000,000.00. Wife took out 7 credit cards and ran them up to their limit of over $150,000.00. A deal was reached where Husband agreed to pay alimony for 2 years at 35% of his earnings until age 66, his full retirement age. The wife received 60% of the marital estate and was responsible for paying the credit card debt. Husband will be able to work beyond age 66 alimony free.