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Since we are divorcing how can I get alimony or spousal

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Since we are divorcing...

Since we are divorcing how can I get alimony or spousal support?

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

Utah

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?

No I was told I could do it online

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

Does he need to know details about the divorce or marriage?

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Family Law
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Hi and welcome to JA. Ray here to help you today.Please bear with me a few moments while I review your question and respond.

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Family Lawyer: RayAnswers, Lawyer replied 7 months ago

Please tell me more, howling have you been married, is spouse the primary wage earner,thanks,

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