Mahopac, NY asked in Divorce for Puerto Rico

Q: I know there is no alimony in PR but does it change if the wife has never worked and has been dependent on the husband?

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Jose M. Rivera Santos, Esq.
Jose M. Rivera Santos, Esq.
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  • Ponce, PR
  • Licensed in Puerto Rico

A: Greetings

Although is not normal and there's no alimony in Puerto Rico, there are some extraordinary circumstances when one of the parties can request spousal support, this is temporary and there are several requirements to be able to request them. Remember that spousal support is not the norm, it's an exception to the rule. This will not rule out the possibility of common property division and other responsibilities and rights related to the divorce.

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