Can I Still Get Alimony From Ex After The Divorce Is Finalized?Posted on: August 19th, 2013 Comments Off
Question: I have been divorced for 3 years and I still own part of the home my ex-husband and I bought together. This was a rush divorce after 21 years of marriage and HE got everything! So, I’ve been trying to get him to buy me out for my part of the home and he refuses stating that because I didn’t put it in the original divorce papers I have no rights. Is this true and is it too late to request alimony from him at the same time?
The Judge’s Answer: If you and your ex own a home together and failed to address the division of the home in your divorce, you must return to your divorce court judge and ask the judge to determine how to dispose of the marital home. You should have requested alimony before the final judgment for divorce was entered. You can only obtain alimony now if the court vacates the judgment and allows a hearing on the issue of alimony.