Help me please


Dear discouragedncmom:

Greetings. Alimony is determined based on whether or not you are a dependent spouse and your husband is a supporting spouse, not on whether or not he had affairs. So, as long as you are dependent and he is supporting, you should be elligible to receive alimony. Best of luck.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607

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We have been married for 11 years. My husband has had numerous affairs which were “forgiven”, spends money like crazy and can be verbally abusive. I just found out that he has been to see an attorney and told him that I had been having an affair (which is a lie, I’ve never been unfaithful). The attorney told him that “it’s cheaper to keep her”. I think I made a mistake letting him come back home again. We have 2 kids and I am currently a homemaker but have securities license and could go back to work. Could I get alimony since the affairs were “forgiven”? WE have a very nice financial lifestyle and my husband owns his own business.