You may have the right to collect support from your spouse. To determine whether alimony is appropriate for a case, the court will look at the length of the marriage, the substantial differences in income between the parties, whether one parent has made a special contribution to the education of the advancement of the other party, the health of the parties and many other factors. Especially if you and your spouse have been married for a long time, you may be entitled to spousal support.
Spousal support may be permanent which will only terminate upon the remarriage of the spouse receiving the support, the death of either spouse, or certain other limited circumstances. The court may also award "durational alimony." This is alimony payments for a specific period of time. In other cases, the spouse may need assistance to gain additional education or training, and receive alimony for a short period of time to "bridge-the-gap" of need after dissolution of marriage. Please contact us for more information