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Thank you for your question. Please permit me to assist you with your concerns.
If I may ask, did you file for divorce yet, or did your spouse? And if yes, you as yet did not ask for alimony, correct?
To answer directly you can seek some alimony if you wish. Generally alimony is calculated as being 15% to 30% of the difference in income between spouses. The length of time for alimony is typically from 50% to 7% of the length of the marriage. You do have to ask for it, it is not granted to you automatically.
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