Yes, it is entirely possible that your husband will be ordered to pay you support (called alimony) if you are currently unemployed while he is employed. He may be required to pay you support even if you are working depending on the financial circumstances. You should speak to an attorney who can help you investigate your options. Most domestic relations attorneys will offer an initial consultation in person or over the phone free of charge. You can find qualified attorneys here on Avvo.
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Possibly, depending on details, if you file separate maintenance or divorce. Sit down with a lawyer to assess how to proceed.
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