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I'm Lucy, and I'd be happy to answer your questions today. I'm sorry to hear about your situation.
First, be aware that alimony is need-based. It's not automatic. For her to get alimony, she has to produce evidence of her necessary expenses and her income and show that she is not able to meet her own needs through the money she makes. Alimony is never guaranteed. She also needs to be able to establish that you can afford to pay her alimony, which she may not be able to do if her income exceeds yours.
There are a few things that you'll be able to do in an effort to avoid alimony here.
There is no alimony if the two of you remain married, but she can file for divorce if you withdraw the case. The judge will only dismiss the divorce if both of you agree, so that might not help you. She does not have to be a US citizen to seek alimony.
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