Does my husband have to support me financially if I am too sick to work?

I have been married for 25 years I have a chronic illness my husband begged me not to work.And said he would take care of me financially for the rest of my life. Throughout the 20 years I have not worked; I offered to work my husband said I will always take care of you financially. He has a job he does not like and said the other day if I was working he would not have taken that job. He constantly complains about money. I am still sick. If we divorce will he have to pay me alimony? We have no children

Asked on July 24, 2012 under Family Law, New York

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Given the facts that you have written about where you have a twenty-five (25) marriage and are too ill to work (assuming you have medical records to support such) there is a very good chance that if you and your spouse divorce, the court will order a period of time where you are entitled to receive spousal support (alimony) payments from him.


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