Alimony If I Earn More

If I earn more than my husband (and have earned more than he has for the majority of our 15-year marriage), am I eligible for alimony?

There was no infidelity, no children, no property.

No. In order to receive alimony, there must be a supporting spouse and a dependent spouse. The dependent spouse is actually and substantially dependent on the other for his/her support and maintenance or is actually and substantially in need of support.

If you have been and are the higher income earner, then you would not be the dependent spouse and you would not be entitled to an award of alimony.

Anna Ayscue

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