I am an entrepreneur. I lived with my wife for 30 years. We are divorced now. She is a pensioner. She has prosecuted a claim for alimony payments. I’ m planning to have a new family and move to another city. Shall I support her?
According to Art. 90 part 1, Art. 91 of the Family Code of the Russian Federation 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 is entitled to claim for alimony payments from former spouse. In case former spouses do not reach agreement concerning amount of alimony payments, such amount shall be determined by the court on the basis of financial and marital status of the former spouses and other noteworthy interests of the parties, such amount shall be fixed and paid monthly. Given circumstances mentioned in Art. 92 of of the Family Code of the Russian Federation a former spouse can be relieved from his/her duty to support the former spouse or such support can be limited by time. Such circumstances include inordinate drinking, commission of an intentional crime resulted in invalidity, short period of marriage, disgraceful behaviour of a former spouse claiming for alimony payments.