Can you tell the judge to award no alimony if both parties agree and settle?

Well, you can’t dictate to your judge as to what your judge will do, but if you and your spouse agree that no alimony will be awarded and then tell the judge that that is how you and your spouse want the judge to rule, 9 1/2 times out of 10 the judge will do as the parties agree.

This is true of most settlement agreements reached in divorce as to virtually any and every issue the case. If you and your spouse reach agreement as to settlement of an issue, the judge will do as the parties agree, unless what the parties have agreed to constitutes a violation of the law or if the judge deems the agreement to be inequitable.

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