After being married for 22 years what am I entitled to?

Aug 8, 2012 by


After being married for 22 years what am I entitled to? He has taken care of me for 22 years. He’s taken care of all the household bills etc. We have 3 girls but the baby is 15.



Without knowing any specifics, it sounds like you have a very good case for alimony and support. A long marriage where the husband has been the sole earner will be a big factor in the court’s determination of awards. Dependent children will also strengthen your case, although Virginia laws stipulate that children are only entitled to support until the age of 19 or graduation from high school, whichever occurs first. Since you have so much riding on the line in this case it would probably be a good idea to at least consult with a divorce attorney if you can afford it. You will need to be very organized when you present your case to the court. – The Team

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