there is no legal time limit for the award of alimony in a divorce case. There are a set of factors that your judge will consider before deciding the issue of alimony. You should be consulting with an experienced family law attorney.
There is no statutory waiting to get alimony in the State of Michigan. That being said the court will take the length of the marriage into consideration. Other factors include each spouses ability to work and maintain the same lifestyle, Age and health, each spouses property and assets, fault in break down of the marriage, etc. I suggest seeking the advice of a family law attorney.
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The answer to your question is YES there is a possibility she will get alimony even if you have not been married 10 years.
Whether or not she gets alimony does not depend only upon the time you were married but many other factors ... some of which were mentioned in the other answers. I would think that two important factors are how did the marriage change her lifestyle and did the disability happen during the marriage (and can she support herself on her disability).
You really need to consult with a divorce/family law attorney.
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