Division of Assets and Alimony

  1. Yes, everything that was accumulated during the marriage and is not an inheritance or a gift to you from a third party.

  2. It is likely she will receive some alimony, but that is based on many factors. The standard of living during the marriage was that she did not work and the court is likely going to grant her alimony based on that.

  3. As long as one person remains here then this court can retain jurisdiction.

Helena M. Nevicosi
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Also, if there was adultry on her part you do not have to pay alimony. You might want to research about filing in TX since you are a resident there. Check all aspects, you may find one place better than the other.

I am married with no children for six years. Wife has never worked. I have provided for everything the whole marriage. She has a college degree from prior to the marriage and is healthy and able to work if she wants to. Obviously we live in North Carolina, I am military and am a resident of Texas, living in North Carolina.

  1. Is she still entitled to half of everything if we have no kids and she never worked?

2.Alimony? Is she entitled. I know it is hard to guess, but with her age, late twenties, and degree, and ability to work, would I have to pay her some?

3.If I file in North Carolina, do we have to live here untill divorce is final, or if I am planning to move can I move?