Greetings. It sounds like they are trying to “wear you down.” My suggestion is to set the alimony trial yourself. It is highly unlikely that she will receive alimony based on the facts stated below, but you may also want to look at the cost-benefit analysis. Would it be better to pay her some alimony and avoid the attorney fees?
There is no great solution when you are dealing with a manipulative person who is using the legal system, except to meet it head on by having the hearing. Best of luck and keep us posted.
Janet L. Fritts
Attorney at Law
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 200
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
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