My Spouse became Disabled after we got Married, Is he Entitled to Alimony?

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“My husband and I have been married for little over 2 yrs, he became disabled during that time, can he ask me for alimony? He collects SSD and I work full time and have a child from a former marriage.”

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If one spouse supports the other, there is potential for spousal support upon a dissolution of marriage. Based on the duration of your marriage, it sounds like it would not be ordered on a permanent basis. If your support of your child eats up your disposable earnings, that might be a good reason to reduce or negate spousal support. If you are making a million dollars a year, and you have supported your spouse in a lavish lifestyle (a la Brittney and KFed) then you’re probably going to have to kick down some spousal.

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