Dear blueposley:

Greetings. Yes, you are legally separated. I don’t know if you can get alimony, since you have a signed, valid separation agreement in which you may have waived alimony. If you did not waive alimony, then yes, you can get alimony. Good luck.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Law Firm

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OK In feb 2005 my husband and I (married 8 yrs) signed and got notarized a seperation agreement. It says he’ll opay $300/mth child support. We got back together (he left his girlfriend) the end of May 2006. We were supposed to be resuming our marital relationship. He went to work (on the road) , found out the ex g/f was pregnant. About 2 wks after he found out I did. He just told me over the phone after I found out he had been calling her and not me or the kids. Now they are together and he does not want to be married. When I found out he was going to be with her I quit my job (only been there a wk) to enroll in college full tim. I recieve food stamps, work first(tanf)and medicaid (for me and our 3 kids). Just a little note: 2005 i had him arrested for assualt on a female/communicating threats…He is a bad alcoholic and has had drug problems in the past (proof could be found at an old employer)
My questions are:Are we still legally seperated? Can I get alimony? And please give me any other info I may not be asking LOL.
THANK YOU SOOO much for any answers.