If I was only married 4 months, ismy husband able to request alimony from me?

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If I was only married 4 months, ismy husband able to request alimony from me?

My ex and I were married 4 months before I asked him to leave. We have no marital property or children and we make similar salaries. He pays 2 child support payments from his check and the house was mine before marriage, in fact everything is in my name, he just moved in. I was told that I could claim an emotional affair to expedite my divorce but warned that my ex could be eligible for alimony if he pressed the issue. How could this be possible after only 4 months of marriage?

Asked on April 17, 2012 under Family Law, South Carolina

Answers:

Alan Pransky / Law Office of Alan J Pransky

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

In Massachusetts it is highly unlikely that any alimony would be awareded.  You should file for a non-contested divorce and ask your husband to sign an agreement for no property division (except jointly owned property) and no alimony.


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