Should My Wife Pay Alimony?

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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.

To arrange an initial consultation to discuss divorce rights for men with a Cordell & Cordell attorney, including Oklahoma divorce lawyer Kristy Loyallcontact Cordell & Cordell. 

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2 comments on “Should My Wife Pay Alimony?

    I am currently going through a divorce in CA. I am the high wage earner. My spouse David (AZ resident) is claiming disability from “Depression” and can’t work. Now twice denied SSD. He is able to scheme with his attorney buddy Dennis(AZ) to hire a private investigator to cyberhack my accounts.

    The courts so far have been gender neutral, just high wage eaner get shafted. The courts are biased and can demand the wage earner to work and not the lazy bum spouse (no matter what the gender)even if they can work.

    Unlawfully persecuted
    “…Gender is not a factor to consider regarding alimony”.
    Oh really? Why then are the overwhelming amount of payers of this ransom are men?
    And please don’t be condescending and tell me that “men make all the money”; women have been working outside the home for many, many years now and earning as much, and often more than the husband but STILL the corrupt court will award ‘his’ money to her. And it is HIS money, after divorce there should be no more ransom payment extorted from the father simply because of his gender. Women are the ones to file for the divorce all most always, therefore she should leave with the clothes on her back. Who in their right mind actually believes that lifetime alimony is somehow fair ESPECILLY when the recipient (women) is the one who destroyed the marriage???
    It’s a ‘wealth transfer’ scheme and everybody knows it.

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