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Will I have to pay alimony to my wife once we are divorced? If so what is your best guess how much I will be liable for?

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divorce in Russia to take?

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According to the article 90, 91 Family Code of Russia, disabled indigent ex-spouse who has become disabled before the divorce or during 1 year from the moment of divorce, also indigent spouse who has reached retirement age, has the right to demand the assignment of alimony from ex-spouse in court’s order.

The size of alimony and the order of their assignment to ex-spouse after the divorce can be specified by agreement between ex-spouses.

If the agreement of payment is absent between spouses, the size of alimony exacted from ex-spouse in court order is determined by the court proceeding from the material and marital status of ex-spouses, and other interest that deserve consideration of sides in stable sum of money that has to be paid monthly.

You can divorce in the territory of Russia, and your wife can demand alimony only in case of inhabitancy in Russia. Foreign citizens that are situated in the territory of Russia temporarily are not entitled to divorce and demand alimony according to the law of Russia Federation.

If you are entitled to divorce according to the law of Russia Federation, then the procedure of divorce will get near 3 months. I can present your interests in your case.

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