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I was married 12 years. My husband was abusive and cheated.

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I was married 12 years...
I was married 12 years. My husband was abusive and cheated. I left in 2011. I didn't have the money to file for divorce as I was a house wife. I have since met and moved in with my boyfriend. I know I can't get spousal support b ut can I or am I entitled to APL or Alimony. My only income is child support and SSI
JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: Pennsylvania
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?
Customer: No. I received divorce papers today
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Family Law
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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I just need to know if I am eligible for APL or Alimony when I live with my boyfriend when. My only source of income is SSI and child support
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Why am I not getting a response?
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Can it be emailed to a different email?
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I only use my yahoo account...my Gmail was set up by my phone provider and I don't even know the password
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Family Lawyer: Phillips Esq., Attorney-at-Law replied 1 year ago
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I just need to know if I am eligible for APL or Alimony when I live with my boyfriend when. My only source of income is SSI and child support

Response: You may would be eligible for Alimony Pendent Lite even if you are living with a boyfriend. However, you would not be eligible for Alimony because if Alimony is granted it would automatically end if you are living with your boyfriend. See Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes Title 23 Chapter 37 Sections 3701 to 3707.( 23 Pa.C.S.A. Chapter 37 Sections 3701 to 3707.)

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