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I am filing but my spouse wants to request alimony and 't

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I am filing for divorce but my spouse wants to request alimony and don't know if I can file uncontested
JA: OK. The Family Lawyer will need to help you with this. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?
Customer: no I have not
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Customer: I have been with my spouse a total of seven years. We were married for two years initially then divorced for a few years and remarried. We have been remarried for two years and now I want to divorce for irreconcilable differences my spouse is not wanting to sign divorce papers unless I agree to pay alimony
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Customer: My spouse has three children but they are not mine and I have never adopted them. My spouse only work odd jobs throughout the marriage
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Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  originallawyer replied 7 months ago.

In most states, a two year marriage isn't going to be long enough to qualify for any substantial amount of alimony, so there's a good chance your spouse wouldn't get any if they fought for it. The Judge isn't going to consider the overall length of your relationships, just the length of the current marriage.

Each state has different thoughts on spousal support, however, so it will depend on where the divorce is taking place.

If you do not agree to alimony and your spouse wants alimony, you are right, it is no longer an uncontested divorce. You would have to have hearings and possibly a final trial to finalize the divorce if they will not give up on their quest for alimony.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Thank you
Expert:  originallawyer replied 7 months ago.

You're welcome!

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