My ex-spouse and I enjoyed an artificially high standard of living during our marriage. How will this be considered?

It would be hardly fair to require you to pay spousal support based on this artificially high standard of living. That would ultimately bankrupt you while allowing your ex-spouse to receive all the benefits of this high standard of living, thus suffering none of the financial consequences. The court will recognize that both you and your ex-spouse contributed to this artificially high standard of living, thus holding you both responsible.

Judges should look to a "reasonable" standard of living, instead of the artificially high one present during the marriage. Your lawyer can assist you in presenting the correct argument to the court. Again, the "show of proof" is a must in this type of scenario.