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Good morning. While he may try, it is unlikely. First off, for short-term marriages, generally defined as marriages of under 10 years, the presumption is that support should last for approximately one-half the length of the marriage. Second, there would need to be a basis for it and in this case, with his decision to use drugs and his refusal to quit and get help, it would be hard for a Judge to "reward" that behavior and simply require her to pay him spousal support. Third, it would need to be a situation whereby he was not working and taking care of the household, opposed to just not making any effort to do so because he is a drug user. While he could try and ask for it, it would be unlikely a Judge would order it, unless he can show good cause.
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