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I can't afford a lawyer .I want to devorce my husband and I want to know if I can get alimony

Lawyer's Assistant: What steps have you taken? Have you filed any papers in family court?

No I really don't know what to do

Lawyer's Assistant: Family law varies by state. What state are you in?

Ny ny

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

My income is 764 from ss his is 81,000

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Family Lawyer: Law Educator, Esq., Lawyer replied 3 months ago

Thank you for your reply.

So for a long term marriage, NY law provides for lifetime spousal support. In your case where you are on SS and have limited income and his income is so much more than your income, then in addition to you receiving your equitable share of all of the marital property and his pensions and retirement funds included, you can get spousal support too.

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