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If I leave my husband does he still have to pay alimony?

I left my husband for someone else and was told that he doesn't have to pay me alimony because I was the one wanting the divorce, is this true?

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Asked by dgall at 12:14 PM on Sep. 28, 2010 in Relationships

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  • depends on where you live, how long you've been married, if you work or not, and many other factors

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 12:15 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • You should contact an attorney about this.

    Answer by buzymamaof3 at 12:15 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • How long where you married? You may not be eleigible for allimony at all, I wasn't because we were only married 5 years, but even if we had been married long enough he didn't earn enough for me to receive anything anyway.

    Answer by Mom2Jack04 at 12:16 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • It depends on your state's laws. You should contact an attorney, they can tell you what the law says.

    Answer by Scuba at 12:16 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • Call a lawyer.

    Answer by dancer at 12:20 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • actually you should seek legal long as he was your main source of income then more than likely he will have to pay but it also depends on the divorce laws of your state.

    Answer by 4_28_bbboy at 12:40 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • alimony is not a given right. You need to discuss this with a lawyer.

    Answer by Roadfamily6now at 2:05 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • State laws vary and if you make more than he does, he may not pay you anyway.

    Answer by rio_burb at 3:06 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • Many states no longer even award alimony. Those that do have stipulations that must be met before having it be awarded. My sister got divorced after 10yrs of marriage because her husband cheated, and they didnt ward her alimony because they said she wasnt married long enough

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:40 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • I'd call a lawyer.

    Answer by mp3mom at 11:27 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

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