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My husband & I married on Nov.3,1995 , have been separated

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My husband & I married on Nov.3,1995 , have been separated since Feb.26,2003.
Am I entitled to any alimony payments, since he hasn't wanted to get on with this divorce. I'm a single mother raising 3 kids.

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You are not entitled to any alimony payments until you file for the divorce. At that time, alimony can be issued in the form of "pendente lite" payments, which would be made to you before the divorce is final. At the conclusion, the regular and ongoing support would be awarded. As it stands now, you can't force him to support you without going ahead and filing. I'm sorry. !

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