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My wife and I were married on 7 March 2009. In January of 2010 she moved out claiming I was verbally abusive. She has been in and out of the house since then, never staying for more than a week. About a month ago she quit her job and I have been paying all the bills since. Now I have decided that the marriage is over and she text me saying she is seeking temporary spousal support. Can I be ordered to pay this after only really being married less than 18 months? Does she have to have an attorney to seek these monies?
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She would have to show extraordinary circumstances that her life changed significantly as a result of the marriage in 18 months. It is doubtful that a court would award significant, if any, support on a marriage of such short duration.

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