Provo, UT asked in Divorce for Utah

Q: I have been verbally, emotionally, and physically abused by my spouse. In looking at a divorce, do i have to pay alimony

I have been verbally, emotionally, and physically abused by my spouse. In looking at a divorce I am wondering if I have to pay him alimony since I make a lot more than him and he is going to school. Also, would we have to split the house or could I get the house in the divorce? My pay pays for 90% of the bills approximately.

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Brian K Jackson
Brian K Jackson
  • Bountiful, UT
  • Licensed in Utah

A: You are both entitled to half the equity, but there is more than one way to settle a divorce depending on the assets. There are ways you can prove that he wouldn't be entitled to alimony or less alimony such as what you have described above.

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