Q: How and what makes you qualification obtained alimony and Social Security benefits?
We have been married for 22 years, am I able to get any alimony from him? He is now 62 years old.
Your case is very fact based. Arizona used to have guidelines for payment of alimony (now called "spousal maintenance). When those guidelines were in place, and given what facts you have provided, you would have likely have qualified for "lifetime spousal maintenance.
Without the guidelines, spousal maintenance is governed by an Arizona statute called, "25-319." You can look that statute up without an attorney by going on line and going to azcourts.gov. There is a bar at the top which gives you options and you want to click "Arizona Supreme Court.
25-319 (A) sets forth the factors courts consider to determine whether a spouse qualifies for spousal maintenance.
25-319 (B) sets forth factor which the courts consider in determining the amount of spousal maintenance and the duration of the payments.
I recommend you contact an experienced family law attorney to assist you further.
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