I live in Vermont and been married to my husband for nine years. I am sixty and starting over can I get a stipend or alimony payment awarded to me before divorce
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I suggest you re-post your question on Avvo's Vermont section.
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Your best bet is to consult with a local Vermont matrimonial attorney. You can find one using the "Find a Lawyer" tab here on Avvo. You could also try re-posting with Vermont as your location rather than NY. I'm not admitted in Vermont, but it appears spousal maintenance (alimony) may be available in your in case. The below link is to a pamphlet on maintenance published by the Vermont Judiciary.
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