– from Sue B. in Milwaukee, WI
My husband and I have been married for over a decade. After we had been together for about a year, he decided that he wanted to pursue his law degree. We both knew that it would mean that I would have to sacrifice a lot for this to work. I began waitressing full time, and even took on as many double shifts as possible. Over the years I moved up in the company and eventually ended up as the floor manager of the restaurant. In addition to being the sole provider for our family, I also did the majority of the household chores so he could study and focus on his schooling. He received his degree recently, but he has decided that our marriage is over. He decided, not me. We rent an apartment, and we don't have much as far as assets are concerned. Even though I am able to support myself, am I entitled to maintenance because of all the years of working so he could get this degree so we could enjoy a higher income together?
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