My wife and I have been married for 14 years. After her kids are grown, she has met another man and wants to file for diorce. She wants me to move out of the house now, too.
I am currently job hunting and having a hard time getting back into the workforce. I also have nowhere to go and do not currently have money to live on if I move out.
Can she force me to move and be homeless? If I do find someplace to live, is she required to pay alimony?
I do not practice in your state and can, therefore, only generally advise you on your particular issue.
In many states, your wife cannot require you to leave the marital home until there is a court order that awards the house to one party or requires one party to leave the house.
In some states, alimony is based on your need for support and her ability to pay. Gender is not a factor to consider regarding alimony.
If you demonstrate that you have a need for alimony, and she has an ability to pay alimony, you have arguably established a case for receiving the alimony.
In some U.S. states, alimony is for a sum certain. Therefore, it is only paid for a certain period of time. The amount that is paid is based on your need and her ability to pay it.
Remember, I am unable to provide you with anything more than divorce tips for men, so please consult a domestic litigation attorney in your area to obtain specific advice as to the laws in your state and how they impact your potential case.