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Getting a divorce in PA wife is asking for alimony we were married 7 years how much and how long is she entitled to alimony

Lawyer's Assistant: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Pennsylvania

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

She filled for divorce

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

We were married 7 years

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Olivia Kent
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Whether your spouse is entitled to alimony is dependent upon a variety of factors - not just how long you were married. It would depend upon how old each of you were, whether she worked during the marriage, whether she needs any training/education to allow her to become marketable in the workforce again, etc. It's very case specific and there's no set amount to which she would be entitled.

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