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Should she get alimony? What are your thoughts?

Anonymous
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I'll use false names...

"Sara" married "Bill" right out of high school.  She worked various odd jobs, and supported them while Bill was in college.  They lived off her salary while he went through college.  Then he got accepted into medical school.  They took out some loans, but mostly lived on her salary as a grocery store checker and baby-sitter.  She also prepared all his meals (mostly) through med school, did his laundry, etc etc

Eventually he went into residency, she continued to work and they received the (low pay) resident salary.  He then became an official doctor (internal medicine), she eventually became pregnant and quit her job.  THey had twin boys.  She stayed home with them.  They lived a good life, and she continue to stay home.  She did lots of volunteer work, but no real job- after all she was married to a doctor............

When the twins were 18, and seniors in high school, Bill admitted to having an affair with a medical assistant.

Long story short, he filed for divorce and it was finalized when the twins were 19.

Since they are 19 she won't get child supprt.

Should she get alimony?

If yes, For how long?

Posted by Anonymous on May. 1, 2012 at 7:10 PM
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couponluv72
by on May. 1, 2012 at 7:12 PM
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nope. she is fully capable of employment. i think sponging off the ex is pretty lame

Fifi834
by on May. 1, 2012 at 7:13 PM
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Yes, for life, or until/if she gets remarried.

baby2zacharias
by on May. 1, 2012 at 7:13 PM
I think yeah... idk how long
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Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on May. 1, 2012 at 7:13 PM

But he used her salary to become a doctor.........

AjCeCeMom
by Ruby Member on May. 1, 2012 at 7:14 PM
Yup
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spicy_n_sweet
by on May. 1, 2012 at 7:14 PM

Does she have a prenup or post nup stating that she is to receive alimony in case of divorce?

MommyAddie
by Gold Member on May. 1, 2012 at 7:15 PM
Yes, she'd get alimony.
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PEEK05
by on May. 1, 2012 at 7:15 PM
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Completely agree

Quoting Fifi834:

Yes, for life, or until/if she gets remarried.




Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on May. 1, 2012 at 7:15 PM

Nope no prenup or postnup

maria295447
by on May. 1, 2012 at 7:15 PM
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yes ..he was unfaithful ..
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