Am I eligible for alimony?

I am currently going through a divorce and am wondering if I can get alimony. We have been married for 5 years and she is 27 and I am 28. She has left me for my best friend and there is adultery

involved. We have a child together which she is the custodial parent of.

Asked on January 24, 2018 under Family Law, Connecticut

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

Does she earn much more than you? Did she provide more of the economic support for the family than you did? If the answers to these questions are "yes," you may be entitled to alimony; but if you and she earned and contributed similar amounts you will probably not receive any--and if you earned/contributed more, you will probably pay alimony to her. (And if she is the custodial parent, you will pay child support.) Alimony is based mostly on the family's and spouses' economics, not on moral fault (e.g. adultery).


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