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I have been married since(###) ###-#### My husband is a firefighter paramedic. Since I married I have become permanently disabled. We have purchased a house. Am I entitled to any alimony or proceeds from the house.

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

I have been married since(###) ###-#### My husband is a firefighter paramedic. Since I married I have become permanently disabled. We have purchased a house. Am I entitled to any alimony or proceeds from the house. We live in Ohio We live in Ohio

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My husband had to file bankruptcy on land. It’s taken out of his check and will be paid off August 2018. At this point we are Not fighting about the separation. I just wanted to know my rights. I know we haven’t been married that long

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Ok. Thank you
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Sorry for the delay.

I've reviewed your question and I'm sorry to hear about your situation.

Was the home purchased during the marriage?

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Family Lawyer: Nisha Jones,
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Ohio is an equitable distribution state, that means that yes, you should be entitled to half of the proceeds from the sale of the marital home.

Ohio usually does not award alimony for marriages that lasted less than 5 years. It is in the judge's discretion though and exceptions can be made.

You are very near the 5 year marker, and based on what you shared there may be some health issues to take into consideration as well.

If you were to be awarded alimony though, it would be on a temporary basis, as more permanent alimony is reserved for longer term marraiges that lasted 20 years or more.

You should look into hiring a divorce lawyer to help you in this process, and to make sure that you receive all benefits and the most equitable distribution possible.

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What is the estimated length of alimony for 5 years of marriage?
Family Lawyer: Nisha Jones,
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It depends on several factors, and is also largely in the judge's discretion.

You can click on the following link to view the factors the court will take into consideration:

http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/3105.18

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