If I divorce after 20 years, will I have to pay alimony?

If so, for how long?

Asked on October 1, 2015 under Family Law, Ohio


MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

This is considered a long term marriage and would most likely qualify for alimony, especially if your spouse was a stay-at-home spouse with no income and/or was accustomed to a particular way of life.
Again, the issue will be length of time, need for alimony and really other types of support, as well.

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