Is it possible for me to get alimony?

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Is it possible for me to get alimony?

My wife and I are divorcing after a year and a half of marriage. She was the sole provider. No kids or property. We moved locations for her career from Florida to Texas. I shut down a business I owned in Florida to make this move possible. I kept up with all chores around the rental house to include cleaning, yard maintenance, cooking, caring for our dogs and repairs.

Asked on August 7, 2018 under Family Law, Texas

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

For a definitive answer, consult with a family or divorce law attorney who can review the specifics of your situation and marriage in detail, since every such case is decided on its own unique facts. That said, the breadwinning spouse--the one who provided most or all support to the couple or family--will generally be required to pay spousal support or alimony to the spouse who was supported, especialy if the non-working spouse left work at the request of or for the benefit of the breadwinning spouse. Because of how short the marriage was, it's possible the support will only be temporary (for a few years). You are also entitled to a share of the marital property (assets and money acquired during marriage).


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