Alimony


#1

Sounds like you are a dependent spouse eligible for alimony. The judge would consider the factors set out in the alimony statute rosen.com/ppf/cat/statal/laws.asp#158

Most of these cases are settled by agreement.

Good luck.

Lee S. Rosen
Board Certified Family Law Specialist
The Rosen Law Firm
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
RosenDivorce.com
(919)787-6668

The response posted above is based upon the limited factual information made available and is not intended as a full and complete response to the question. The only reliable manner to obtain complete and adequate legal advice is to consult with an attorney, fully explain your situation, and allow the attorney sufficient opportunity to research the applicable law and facts required to render an accurate opinion. The basic information provided above is intended as a public service but a full discussion with an attorney should be undertaken before taking any action.


#2

Thank you for your response.

Want a good laugh Lee, when we spoke about it yesterday, he said if I’m awarded alimony, I should reject it!! Wow!!! As I maintained my composure, I told him, if the judge grants it, I’ll take it!!

One more quick question, if awarded alimony, when will it go into affect, once separation papers have been filed, or when divorce is finalized[:D]?


#3

If you are awarded alimony by a judge it starts getting paid when ordered.

Lee S. Rosen
Board Certified Family Law Specialist
The Rosen Law Firm
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
RosenDivorce.com
(919)787-6668

The response posted above is based upon the limited factual information made available and is not intended as a full and complete response to the question. The only reliable manner to obtain complete and adequate legal advice is to consult with an attorney, fully explain your situation, and allow the attorney sufficient opportunity to research the applicable law and facts required to render an accurate opinion. The basic information provided above is intended as a public service but a full discussion with an attorney should be undertaken before taking any action.


#4

Hi Angel:

After a discussion with my soon to be ex, we were discussing alimony. He says he “uncomfortable” paying alimony. He feels I am able to support myself with my current salary, which is less than 35K, he almost 90K. We have a one bio child and I one from a previous relationship. We were able to live the life we wanted with our combined salaries, puchased whatever we wanted and pay it off. We have no debt, except the mortgage.

I told him that the judge is the one that deciphers alimony, based on our current/past living style!!

I guess I’d like to know what are the chances that I’ll get alimony and is the determining factor is the judges decision??? Husband thinks I won’t be entitled to it, but lawyer says I am. Please help???

Forever grateful…![:I]