I am a Connecticut and New York licensed attorney with my offices in Stratford, CT. I agree with Attorney Norriss. This is an excellent example of exactly why you should at least consult with an attorney to understand all your rights at the time of any important engagement or binding contract. Even if you had not retained an attorney, one consultation or meeting might have saved you from making this terrible mistake. Had you even put in one dollar as annual alimony and even made it reciprocal, the door would have remained open allowing you to modify this agreement. I should also mention I am a huge proponent of divorce mediation, where two parties hire on attorney to help mediate through a divorce settlement agreement and its negotiations. Attorneys have an expertise that the average lay person attempting to manage their own file just can not compare to. Good luck in the future.
We can be reached at 203-870-6700. Our web address is: www. rosenbergandpress.com. Answers on Avvo are not to be considered a response to a specific legal issue in a specific jurisdiction - they are to be considered only general responses to hypothetical scenarios posed by the questioner. For specific legal advice, please consult with a licensed attorney in your jurisdiction. No information contained herein should be construed as a solicitation for business, an offer to perform legal services in any jurisdiction in which the attorneys of Rosenberg and Press, LLC are not licensed, or the dissemination of legal advice. No creation of an attorney-client relationship should be assumed or implied. We are a debt relief agency. Rosenberg and Press helps people file for bankruptcy relief under the bankruptcy code.Ask a similar question
Sadly the answer is no. If you were divorced in Connecticut and did not receive alimony at divorce then the door is closed forever even in such egregious circumstances as yours. The judge would have had to find you were not under any duress when the judgment entered and i doubt that finding can be changed 5 years later.
This information provided is in the nature of general information and in no way creates an attorney client relationship with anyone including the individual who posted the question. Attorney Norris is licensed only in Connecticut and does not provide legal advice outside of the State of Connecticut. Answers given are solely not to be considered legal advice. For legal advice contact an attorney licensed in your state.Ask a similar question
I agree with the other attorneys here. Unless you get it at the time of the divorce the answer is no.
HOWEVER, I have gotten case judgments opened and gotten alimony years later but only under very special circumstances. The case involved a matter where there was fraud. In that case we proved that the man knowingly faked service and thus the divorce itself was not valid.
Short of a very special set of circumstances that would call the validity of the initial judgment there is no way to get alimony at this late date.
This not legal advice which can only be given after a full disclosure and discussion regarding your particular situation. Any answer or comment by the attorney des not create an attorney client relationship and is not protected by privelege.Ask a similar question