My husband has left me 5 times this year and he goes to this other woman's house to stay. I feel neglected. I would like to seek a divorce. I have had odd jobs but he puts money in my account every two weeks.
Alimony is typically awarded to help the other spouse get back on her feet and reenter the workforce. You may be entitled to short-term alimony to allow you some time to recover financially. Also, his conduct is a consideration in your case. If he has spent money on another woman, that may help your claim for alimony. You should consult with an attorney about the specifics to receive a more thorough response.
Alimony is rare in short marriages. When it does happen it often may be for a limited period of time. Evaluating the possibility requires very detailed financial and other information and you should sit down with a lawyer,
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It is not likely that you will be awarded alimony after a three year marriage. You should however consult with a family law attorney who can review the specific facts of your case and advise you how to proceed.
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