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Usually it is irrelevant to an award of spousal support whether a oerson is the original filer or not. There are other reasons though that may explain why she hasn't filed: if she is insured by your son (through his job), she may want to remain married to retain her health insurance benefits (which otherwise cease upon divorce); she may want to remain married because her boyfriend may be pushing for her to immediately marry him once she is divorced and she may not wish to do that; she may want to remain married so she doesn't have to pay a lawyer to file and proceed with the divorce; or maybe she isn't sure she wants a divorce.
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