Alimony?


#1

Dear gprez1a:

Greetings. Yes, they may be able to obtain this sum from you. Yes, you may have to place the house on the market and you may get behind on the mortgage. Many supporting spouses go into deficit spending in order to pay alimony. Thank you.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Law Firm

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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

I though alimony was intended to keep BOTH parties in the style to which they were accustomed as long as the supporting party did not have to incur debt to do so, is this not true? How is it fair to the supporting spouse?


#3

Alimony requires consideration of the finances of both spouses. The reality is that no one is ever happy with the amount of alimony ordered by a judge. Most spouses feel that they are paying more than they can afford or getting less than they need. Good luck.

Lee S. Rosen
Board Certified Family Law Specialist
The Rosen Law Firm
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
Rosen.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

If theres not enough funds to pay the alimony my wife is demanding,what determines the amount?I understand that I will have to readjust my life style somewhat.Can I be forced to pay what I can"t earn? They are demanding about 20-25% of my current net pay.At this rate I can,t pay the mortgages,I will loose my houses before I can sell them off.My wife is 52 and has no training.I was her sole support. gp