Am I entitled to alimony?

I want to ask the group an anonymous question, please. I have been a stay at home mom for the past six years. I have been with my husband for like 17 years and married for ten years. He and I will be separating, but I have no source of income. My husband has been the provider since I became a stay at home mom. Can I ask the court for him to pay alimony? I realize it’s different from state to state, and I live in Virginia. I know I will need to get a job; that’s not an issue. But as of right now, I don’t have any income. I’m emotionally drained and have never been through this before. Any advice or good vibes would be greatly appreciated.

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Ask a lawyer
But general rule of thumbis spousal support often set for 50% the length of marriage

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You likely can. Just be aware that Alimony is taxable income to you and tax deductible to your spouse.

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In Ohio yes you would definitely get alimony. Get a top notch attorney.

Get a free consult from a lawyer. Separating is not divorcing. Laws are different for each situation.

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If he id leaving you then yes you can get alimony. You need to get a lawyer. Go on google there is a number you can call they will give you a lawyer since you have no income. Then also child support too. And should get half of everything.

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Good luck! Divorces are ugly all the way around. Sending good vibes your way!!

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You have the right as his wife and Natural mother of his children to petition for it. You must be able to prove you had full time employment before the MARTIAL decision for YOU to give up you’re income to raise the children.

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You need an attorney. You won’t get it by yourself

Va resident here

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You should qualify for alimony

If Virginia has alimony, maybe. But you need to be divorced. Legal separation and divorce or not the same thing.
You’ll need to get a family attorney/divorce attorney. Just because you were married, stay at home mom, etc doesn’t mean you will.
If you are leaving him? No you won’t. If he was leaving you, yes you might.
You also need to prove that you worked before the marriage took place (past tax returns would be the best documents).

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I know in Nebraska you don’t need to be divorced to get alimony my mom was legally separated and got it

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You can ask for it sure but why? Why can’t you just get a job instead of making a man you dont want to be with continue to pay your bills

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Honestly…get a lawyer but also find a job. Seriously i was you and the best thing i did was to get a job and not depend on my ex financially

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It says based on your states laws. 1 year paid for every 3 married. Since you were married for 10 years, you’ll only get 3 years & 4 months paid. IF you get it.
They do not count any years previous two legal marriage.
You could of just looked this up yourself.

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Ask for spousal support it’s not taxeble

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Get a job and show you can support the kids, He could also get them if you can’t take care of them

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We can not answer that. That something to ask the courts.

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My advice: Get a job.

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