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Q: Spousal support Asked in no fault divorce In Mass by affluential husband (earning nearly 200k)unnecessarily

My 6 figure earning husband is asking for spousal support from me after filing no fault divorce in Mass. He deserted me 2 yrs ago and we were only married for 1.5 yrs married (no kids, no property, no joint money). He is well educated and has fancy tech job. As a woman, i was told that i cant ask for support since I am earning. How can he ask for support and will that be granted even if he earns a lot already (~200-300k). It was very abusive marriage and He is still using tactics to harass me while I have not taken anything from him in last two years. I wanted him to just take default and leave me but he is forcing me to contest

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Lillian J. LaRosa
Lillian J. LaRosa
  • Woburn, MA
  • Licensed in Massachusetts

A: Spousal support/alimony is statutory and limited by length of marriage and time cohabiting prior to same as well as income differential based on your facts as you have presented it does not look like a viable claim. However, you should still be represented by counsel in a divorce proceeding , particularly where you are mistrustful.

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