We've been married a little over 4 months and we've never lived together. She's lived with her mom for the past 14 years and i live by myself. Ive never supported her financially. Im seeking divorce because 3 days before our marriage she slept with another man.
Can your wife seek alimony? Sure. But given the short duration of the marriage, and award she does receive will likely be quite limited even if you have been providing support. If she asks for it, you should strongly consider getting a lawyer because if she receives an order for temporary support, she will have every incentive to drag out the proceeding.
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Under current law, if she makes less than two-thirds of your income, she is allowed a temporary maintenance payment pending adjudication. The statute allows the court to consider the fairness of the award so it's no guarantee the wife will collect much given your facts.
I hope you retain counsel. You don't want to go to court unrepresented and unadvised.
While theoretically she could file a claim, she's extremely unlikely t get alimony based on a 4-month-old marriage. The only real exception would be where you're quite wealthy and there was some proof of promises made that you would "support her in the lap of luxury until her dying days." Schedule a consult with a Dutchess/Westchester Divorce attorney for a full assessment.
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Theoretically yes, but highly unlikely given the short duration of the marriage and the absence of a history of relying upon for support. You may consider going through a dissolution if that is an appropriate action in your state. I doubt if there is much to divide, I assume there are no children and the two of you can likely just agree to walk away with what you brought to the marriage. If children are involved, it makes matters more complicated.
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