Here is my situation.
My current husband was married before me. They had 2 teenage kids at the time of the divorce
and my husband had 100% responsibility for them, with no support from their mother
. They were married for 17 years, separated for over 2 years, and have been divorced now for over 13 years.
At the time of the divorce she did not seek alimony
, nor did my husband seek child support
. However, in the divorce decree, she did not waive the alimimony. She has had very little involvement with the kids and moved out of state several years ago.
She recently mentioned to her son via phone, that she was broke and was thinking about now going after my husband (her ex) for alimony. We live (and they lived) in California - so I assume my question is in regards XXXXX XXXXX law.
I have two questions:
a) can the ex wife, after 13 years of divorce, now come back to my husband demanding alimony - even though she provided no child support and never before brought up alimony in the past
b) if she can legally try to get alimony from my husband, what could we do to protect our selves. I make significantly more than my husband, and we have joint accounts, joint properties
she has not currently filed any papers, gone to any court, but rather, mentioned she was thinking of going afte rmy husband. I want to know before any situation arises, what exactly she could do to us.
thanks in advance.
Could his ex actually have a claim to alimony, for now, or past, 13 years after a divorce?