I was married for 4 years. I do not have children from the marriage. I want to divorce but my wife is against and threatens to recover alimony payments. I live in the USA and have high income. Can she really recover alimony payments in case of divorce? She works in a library and her income is 1500 Rubles.
According to the Russian Law – not the US Law – in accordance with the laws of the state of your residence.
As for the Russian Law. According to Art. 89, 90 of the Family Code of the Russian Federation the following former spouses are entitled to alimony payments from their former spouses having necessary funds:
- an ex-wife during pregnancy and during three years from the date of child's birth;
- a impecunious former spouse taking care of their disabled child of legal age or their child disabled from childhood (I invalidity group);
- a disabled impecunious former spouse who became disabled prior to divorce or within a year from the date of divorce;
- an impecunious spouse who reached pension age within five years from the date of divorce in case the spouses were married for a long period of time.
This list is not complete.