Calculation of Alimony


#1

Dear pf99:

Greetings. First, without sitting down and discussing all the issues, there is no way that I can tell you what amount is appropriate and what amount is not.

No, there is no rule or standard for the paying spouse to pay 1/2 of his income - or any percentage for that matter.

Finally, alimony does not have much to do with one’s “contribution to the marriage.” Alimony is based on need and accustomed standard of living, among other factors. Best of luck.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
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

Dear pf99:

Greetings. I forgot to mention that it is important that you talk with an attorney to ensure that your alimony provisions are drafted correctly. You want to avoid paying alimony for the remainder of your life. Thank you.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
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.


#3

My seperate wife and I our having a discussion before signing our seperation agreement having to do with the calculation of Amlmony. She told me she saw I this webiste, That the paying spose pays 1/2 of his income to the dependent spouse.

Is that correct? Sounds high to me.

I make about 55K per year. I have agreed to pay her $1,050 per month. There are no issues of adulty. My wife my has had health issues that have prevented her from working, however there has not been a fromal diagnosis of what is preventing her from working.

Is this a fair amount? FYI I think it is given her “contribution to the marriage”.