I am under negotiations with my wife over alimony. Everything else has basically been decided including the sale of the marital home. I am currently paying the marital home mortgage, all utilities and a monthly amount she decided on for support. I have averaged out the mortgage and utilities and added in the additional amount I pay her per her request. Can I use this amount to point out her standard of living when discussing alimony? The amount she is asking for in the SA is close to a $1k increase. She does have a job, but is unwilling to allow that amount to be used in the calculations. I thought it was Reasonable Expenses - Her Income + My Income to make up the difference. Am I wrong?
Can I also get a legal opinion on the validity of this:
- Is medical mandatory in the SA if provided for while married?
- Does she have to accept half of the credit card debt (she is responsible for 90% of its creation)
- Are bonuses generally part of the alimony settlement or SA in NC?
Thanks - roxer