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Is it still possible to get alimony 8 years after a divorce?

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Is it still possible to get alimony 8 years after a divorce?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Roger replied 1 year ago.

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Generally, if alimony is not awarded during the initial divorce, it is never ordered. The reason is that alimony is meant to supplement the receiving spouse's income to allow him/her to maintain the current standard of living experienced while married. So, if a spouse has been able to make it 8 years without support, it is very, very unlikely that a court would award it now.

Usually, the only possibility is when the spouse seeking support can prove that the other spouse defrauded him/her and the court in the divorce (hid assets/income) which could be a reason to set aside or revisit the original divorce decree/judgment.