If I've been married almost 7 years, am I entitled to anything?

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Although I am legally married, we were never culturally married and remained financially independent. My husband is a medical resident and will start working as a physician next year. Although I did not contribute to his education or support him, I did sponsor his citizenship and got legally married (at 21 years old) instead of only getting engaged so he could get his working papers immediately. Through the citizenship he was able to complete his training to become a physician but 7 years later, I still have nothing. I feel used. Am I entitled to a part of his degree in terms of an asset?

Answered 6 years ago| Contributor
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