You need to file for divorce and request alimony.
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As stated by one of the better Florida attorneys on the site, get an attorney, file for divorce and by motion ask for temporary and permanent alimony in your complaint.
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File a petition for dissolution of marriage and request spousal support. Spousal support can be requested on a temporary or permanent basis. It would be best to consult a local attorney.
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You need to hire an attorney to help you with this. Obviously, he is not changing after 20 years. Good luck!
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Get out and start your life over. Check out my website where I discuss your issues and have links to the relevant statutes. You need to hire an attorney especially if you are seeking spousal support and have 20 years worth of marital assets and liabilities. Also, if your husband has been using marital assets for his affairs, you are entitled to half of that dissipation. Again, you need to hire an attorney. Most likely the fees will come out of your marital assets but that's another conversation. I only write that so you know that an attorney is affordable. Please feel free to call myself or a colleague. You need our help.
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To divorce your husband and get alimony you will need to file a divorce petition and request alimony. You should seek advice from an attorney that handles divorce/family law.
Here is a brief summary of what the court looks at to decide if one qualify for alimony.
To obtain Alimony, the FIRST THING you will need to show is:
1. You have a NEED for alimony
2. Your husband has the ability to PAY alimony
Then, the court will decide what type of Alimony you qualify for depending on the situation in your case.
THIRD: the court will look at several things, including (this is not a complete list):
1. How long you have been married
2. Education Levels
3. What was contributed to the marriage- (Ex: Raising children, Homemaking, career sacrifices
4. Age, physical and emotional condition of each person.
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