Greetings. I am not sure what you mean by “he does not believe” that child support is based on current income. The law does not depend on what your ex believes in. You apparently read the law, and you are correct about the adding back in of certain tax deductions. Yes, he can be made to give you business accounting records through a subpoena or document request.
Alimony is not really “calculated” as much as it is negotiated. There is not a calculator for alimony as there is for child support. Instead, we look to what each party needs to maintain their standard of living. You would use your spouse’s income and your income, child support payments, etc., to determine how much alimony would be appropriate.
Finally, I wanted to mention that we often have to employ an expert in business valuation and compensation for a contractor. They have a complex business structure and determining their exact income can be difficult. Best of luck.
Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
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