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Alimony is need-based. You could be entitled to alimony if your income is not sufficient to meet your basic needs, and she makes enough to support herself and you. This is different from child support, because there's not set formula. If you have any minor children that she left with you, you ARE entitled to child support.
The reason she wants to rush the divorce is that, in Massachusett, a divorce court judge can award any property belonging to one spouse to the other. G. L. c. 208, Section 34. She's probably worried that the judge is going to award you a portion of her lump-sum settlement when he does an equitable distribution of marital property. You can try to negotiate a deal where she gives you a percentage of the settlement once she gets it, or you can try to negotiate another deal you think is fair. Otherwise, the judge can make the decision after a trial.
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