He is a functional alcoholic. We have been married since 2009. We have no children. He owns the house. I do not want anything from him except for him to pay off the car that he drives. I bring home about $1850 per month. He gets Air Force retirement (unsure of amount) and brings home from his current job about $600 every two weeks. He is now complaining that he doesn’t want the power turned off at the house,etc, even though the bills were paid up when I left. The only bill from that house in my name is AT&T.
Although either party in a divorce can request alimony, a judge must review numerous factors in making a decision on whether or not alimony is warranted in a case. One of the issues is the length of the marriage. If you have only been married since 2009, then that would be considered a relatively short marriage insofar as alimony is concerned. Another factor is the income of each of the parties. If the parties have similar incomes, then it would be almost impossible for one party to be awarded alimony. Based on your post, he would probably have more income per month than you. Based on that fact, it would be highly unlikely that any judge would grant him alimony in your divorce case.
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