Glenn E. Tanner | Glenn E. Tanner
Maintenance depends on many factors the most important is the financial picture you each will have going forward after considering your earning capacities, other property, health, etc. I can't answer your question with this little of information. Maybe. Seek a free conference with a family law attorney for a better answer.
Answer Applies to: Washington
John E. Kirchner, Attorney at Law | John Kirchner
Yes, that is possible. There are no hard and fast rules and every case will be different. If you and he can't agree on something after talking to an attorney who can explain the law in terms of your facts, a judge will have to decide based on the overall financial situation and compare his needs to your ability to pay. His infidelity is irrelevant.
Answer Applies to: Colorado
Beaulier Law Office | Maury Beaulier
There are many factors a court must consider when determining whether spousal maintenance is paid. These include, without limitation, the length of the marriage, age and health of the parties, the standard of living the parties enjoyed during the marriage, the earning capacity of each party , the income earning assets awarded in the divorce and more. As a result, without a full review of the case by an attorney, potential risks with regard to spousal support cannot be accurately addressed.
Answer Applies to: Minnesota
Goolsby Law Office | Richard Goolsby
We are divorce attorneys in Augusta, Georgia. This is a question that you will want to discuss in detail with your own divorce lawyer. Generally, if adultery is proven to be the cause of the separation/divorce, then it could be a bar to alimony. Again, no one can predict what a court would do and you should discuss all your rights and options with an experienced divorce attorney. Good luck!
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Reeves Law Firm, P.C. | Roy L. Reeves
Spousal support is very limited in Texas. First, you have to have been married at least 10 years or there has to have been spousal abuse (the party requesting has to be the victim). Then it is permissible, but still not easy to get. The requesting party must show that he or she lacks the means to provide for his/her minimum reasonable needs and that he/she is not getting sufficient assets from the marriage that can be sold to meet these needs, and that the other party has substantially more assets or disparity in earning power/potential (BTW, asking spouse cannot be intentionally unemployed or underemployed and I would argue that denial of SS Disbo is proof he can work, he just won't). So, while it is impossible to answer your question with the limited facts set out in your question, it is not likely. if this case proceeds in Collin or Dallas County, please give me a call.
Answer Applies to: Texas
Warner Center Law Offices of Donald F. Conviser | Donald F. Conviser
He may likely get Spousal Support from you if his disability truly renders him unable to work. If he was denied Social Security Disability, it may be because he is not disabled. You could seek (and pay for) a vocational evaluation of him in an effort to get the Court to impute income to him. His infidelity is not an issue that the Court would address, since we have no-fault divorce in California. You would best be represented by an experienced Family Law Attorney if you intend to oppose your husband's request for Spousal Support.
Answer Applies to: California
Law Office of James Lentz | James Lentz
In Michigan and Ohio the answer would be Maybe. It depends on many factors listed in your state statutes, like length of marriage,who has paid the bills, what is the likelihood of you supporting yourself or he supporting himself without help. Consult with a local lawyer to verify your rights.
Answer Applies to: Ohio
Michael Apicella | Apicella Law and Mediation
No way to answer this question on so few facts. Also, you should do some research or consult with a lawyer in person about "spousal support." There are two types of spousal support. "guideline" or temporary support, and long term support. The two are determined using different formulas. Again, call a local family law lawyer to assist with your divorce, including whether, how much, and for how long any support should be paid. Good luck!
Answer Applies to: California