[i]Originally posted by Roberts[/i] [br]Length of the marriage is one of the "16"(I think) statutes, that determines if alimony is awarded. Even though I read a posted answer that stated that there is no set "length" of marriage as referenced in the determining statutes, is there a typical length that is, usually, considered "too short?" I'm wondering in efforts to determine if I should even consider pursuing it in filing an upcoming lawsuit, i.e. one that is for property division, child custody, and child support? Thanks, in advance, for a response to this inquiry[:)]
BTW… one attorney I consulted with said it wasn’t worth pursuing…length of marriage-separation date is approx. 10mths; have another scheduled initial consult with difft. attorney soon
While the state statutes do mandate that alimony is mandatory in cases of marital infidelity (solely on the part of the supporting spouse), it may not be worth it. If marital infidelity isn’t part of the picture in this case, it’s almost certainly not worth pursuing it, since the marriage is so short, unless there is a fantastic difference in incomes, and said difference occurred during the marriage.
I’ve heard (so take with obligatory grain of salt) that unless you have a marriage (DoM to DoS) of at least ten years, it’s not prudent to count on alimony at all.