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My husband left me on a Friday night going to a class in DC.

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My husband left me...

My husband left me on a Friday night going to a class in Washington DC. We live in VA, he did not return until that following Sunday and was due back k that Friday night. I called in a missing person's report, . He did ot tell me where he was. i left him. Im i entitled to spousal support

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

No, he submitted a separation agreement to me, 5,000.00 up front, 1200.00 a month for 1 year and 40, 600 when the house sells, a total of 60,000.00

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

Virginia

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

I have breast cancer and am scheduled for a double mastectomy on Thursday, with treatment to follow for a year

Submitted: 2 months ago.Category: Family Law
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There are several factors that a court in Virginia will take into consideration when determining whether to award alimony.

Those factors include the incomes and financial needs of both parties, the duration of the marriage, and the standard of living established during the marriage.

You can take a look at the complete list here:

https://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title20/chapter6/section20-107.1/

If after an evaluation of these factors the court determines that you can be awarded alimony, then yes an alimony award would be entered.

The period of time for the alimony payments would be determined by the court.

If you prefer to reach an out of court settlement as you described above, then the court will also sign off on any agreement that you and your spouse have mutually reached.

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