Dear rippsche71:

Greetings. Yes, you may be obligated to pay him alimony. Sometimes, it is for half of the length of the marriage. Before you agree to anything though, go and speak with an attorney who will evaluate your entire situation. Thank you.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Law Firm

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Hi, I am new to this forum and I have a question regarding alimony. Here’s my situation: My husband has been unemployed for the last 4 years, with me being the primary and only breadwinner. We are now thinking about seperating for various reasons. My husband is proposing that he will move out once he’ll find a job. I am not sure if he is serious about it; so if nothing changes about the situation and I decide to move out, am I obligated to pay him alimony and if so for how long. We do not own a house, and we do not have any children.
Thanks for the help!