You should consult with your attorney regarding the terms of your 2005 divorce to find out what your rights are regarding alimony/maintenance. If the agreement didn't provide for it--it's not likely you're going to get it. There's a rare exception that can sometimes provide for support if you're in danger of going onto public assistance.
Your question cannot be answered without further details. If, for instance,. your divorce was settled pursuant to a stipulation of settlement, then the stip likely addressed maintenance (i.e., alimony). If it did, and same was waived, then to get it now would be extremely unlikely, given that you'd need to move to vacate the original stipulation or alternatively satisfy an "unforeseen and unanticipated change of circumstances" standard - a very tall task. That said, for a full assessment, you're well-advised to schedule a free consultation with a Bronx Divorce attorney.
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The court papers from your divorce will likely hold the answer. I suggest you have an attorney review them. Good luck!
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