My ex and I married several years ago but separated only 6 days after we married, I have a family member who was residing with us and several other close sources who can attest to that. Unfortunately I didn't file for an annulment. Fast forward 3.5 years later I asked him to sign the divorce papers and he is threatening to sue me for alimony. He lied to me about being fired from his job at the time we were dating, I found out later he quit but lied and received unemployment. One of our arguments was that I was not going to support a man, he'd have to find a job or leave. I never agreed to supporting him and once I knew his real intentions I kicked him out. Does he have grounds for suing me even though we were only together as a married couple for 6 days and only 2 weeks prior to that while still only dating?
It sounds like your marraige lasted under 4 years. Our long term alimony statutes don't generally apply until you have been married for 10 years (with exceptions).
He might apply for temporary alimony.
I would urge you to counsel with an attorney asap to get your divorce completed.
He can try to sue you for it, but good luck to him. He MAY be able to get temp spousal support during the pendancy of the divorce, but you weren't married long enough for post-divorce support (absent some truly exotic facts).
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Post-divorce spousal support is only applicable in Texas if the marriage is 10 years or more, unless there has been domestic violence or the spouse became disabled during the marriage. If your husband will not sign the decree you have presented to him, retain an attorney to handle your divorce.
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