Below are the facts of the divorce. One is demanding alimony, when it really doesn't seem fair.
-Married for 5 years
-No shared home
-No shared accounts
-No shared automobiles (each car titled in each person's name)
-Neither have any extra financial accounts (401k, IRA, etc)
-Highest level of education: 1 yr of college
-His tax returns paid her student loans (she "forgot" to defer them)
-Primary bread winner throughout marriage; wife worked sporadically, usually ended up quitting/getting fired after a few months
-Is asking that thinks be split between the two of them as they are now; doesn't really care about alimony or any other "stuff", just wants out of the marriage
-Has an excellent attorney
-Degree in the Dental Health field
-Not sure if employed currently (have heard different stories), but has degree-granting skills that would enable her to have a well-paying job quite easily
Here's what the wife wants:
-Wants alimony in the amount of $500/month, the $1200 back she paid towards husband's car a couple of years ago, and the collection of collectible toys back she gifted him over the years.
-->What do you folks think? She can't afford an attorney, will have to drive 2.5 hrs each time she has to go to court (he filed in one county, the new county in which he lives, and she's living in another where they used to reside), and really just doesn't seem to be able to carry this fight on for very long. The husband, of course, has no intention of paying any of the above, and doesn't seem to think he'll have to.
Any thoughts could be helpful. Thanks!