Military divorce

Dear starz:

Greetings. Alimony is paid when one spouse earns more than the other spouse and the spouse who makes less is “dependent” on the other spouse’s income to maintain their standard of living. It sounds like the spouse will obtain alimony, but only if she files a claim for the same (or comes up with an agreement in a properly executed separation agreement) prior to the date of divorce. Good luck.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Law Firm

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hi, my question is this. if a couple married less than 10 years and has no children together, what is most likely to happen as far as alimony to the wife? she worked before the marraige, but not since and he is military. she has been living seperate from him for over a year, but still collects BAH