Dear ineedofhelp:

Greetings. It sounds like you have an alimony order against you now, is that correct? Was your spouse dependent even before she quit her job? Did the judge impute her income? I will need some more information to answer this post. Thank you.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607

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I have a question about the employement of a dependant spouse. There does not seem to be any statement with regards to a dependant spouse quitting their job and moving to a small town where employment opportunities are very limited. The law seems to be somewhat detailed as to the supporting spouse but leaves the door wide open for deoendant spouses. I have appealed this decision and have a rehearing of this what recommendations would you have. I would like to point out that she moved out of stated and now lives approx. 800 miles away and I can not find out much information about her going ons.