Can Alimony be awarded after divorce?

Is there ever a time alimony can be awarded after divorce?

My ex husband was (and still is) purposely not working and my attorney told me that I’d be wasting my time and money asking for alimony.

We were married for 17 years and I was a stay at home mom who cared exclusively for our children and became disabled during the marriage and now cannot work. I receive ssdi.

3 years later and he still is not working because he’s trying to avoid child support.

I agreed to the divorce without alimony because he was emotionally abusive and stalking me.

He can work. He is an attorney. He just chooses to not work.

Once a divorce is granted, a spouse cannot ask for alimony and the court cannot award it unless the claim was pending before the divorce was granted.

Anna Ayscue

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