Alimony is a case by case analysis. Since this is a long term marriage, it could be on the table. There are many factors that go into an award of alimony, such as current employment and income, income disparity between you two, job security, advancement opportunities, futre earning opportunities, resources at each of your disposal now and in future, education. Consult with a local attorney to get a better sense how the local judges would react to your individual situation.
To questioners from West Virginia & New York: Although I am licensed to practice in your state, I practice on a day-to-day basis in Massachusetts. I answer questions in your state in areas of the law in which I practice, and in which I feel comfortable trying to offer you assistance based on my knowledge of specific statutes in your state and/or general principles applicable in all states. It is always best, however, to work with attorneys and court personnel in your own area to deal with specific problems and factual situations.
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