can a woman get alimony from a husband who she has no kids with and only been married 1 year?

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  • kp
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    In the U.S?

    A one-year marriage? The chances of you getting alimony in any state are so slim they are practically non-existent. The purpose of alimony is not and never was to reward a woman merely for having said "I do". The purpose of alimony is to assist those women who have been married for a significant amount of time (1 year doesn’t even come close to qualifying for that) and are unable to support themselves as a *result* of being a wife/mom (loss of career opportunities, educational opportunities, etc). Even if you’ve been out of workforce for a year (and with no kids, there was no reason you couldn’t work, take classes, etc), that will not affect your ability to earn what you earned a year ago. Now maybe a year ago you didn’t earn enough to support yourself and therefore now won’t earn enough to support yourself, BUT that’s not because of the marriage.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Possibly, but not very much. It depends on his income, and whether or not she worked. Most of the time the purpose of alimony is to help a spouse retain the current lifestyle until she can get back on her feet, find a good job, etc. So if she's already working, and not been married that long, it isn't likely.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    As I understand it, and I'm no lawyer but have been through it. Alimony is payable only for the welfare for the kids. If you are fit and able to work then no consideration would be made in your favour. Just move on to the next phase of your life.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    as long as you're disabled and unable to working then you certainly gets some alimony. you in addition to mght gets baby suppport if the infants are 18 yrs previous or youthful. Alimony/CS is in line with earnings so which you will ought to debate this with your criminal expert as how that if figured. we don't comprehend how plenty you may get. Are you getting state or federal incapacity, or in basic terms no longer working?

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  • 1 decade ago

    Why should you even want it. Alimony is for the weak.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Sure she can, but in most states they would only be entitled to it for 4 mos....its usually 0ne for each three yrs of marriage. A better question would be why would you feel entitled to it after such a short marriage?

  • 1 decade ago

    If he was the bread winner she can very well get support for one year (length of the marriage)

  • 1 decade ago

    not in north carolina

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