No children involved


#1

Dear sweetsue1029:

Greetings. First, you have not provided me the right information to determine whether or not alimony will be an issue. If you are wondering about alimony, you need to determine first whether you are a supporting spouse and whether or not she is a dependent spouse.

As far as the credit cards, do you know if she used the cards during the marriage?

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
919.787.6668 main phone
919.256.1665 direct fax

10925 David Taylor Drive, Suite 100
Charlotte, North Carolina 28262
704.644.2831 main voice
704.307.4595 main fax

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#2

I do not know who would be considered the dependant,we both work but she makes a substantial more than I do in pay.and as for the credit cards we used thenm for a while but my name is nowhere on the cards or any receipts she may have.How do I determine who is the supporting spouse?


#3

Dear sweetsue1029:

Greetings. If your spouse earns more income than you do, then you are the dependent spouse. If you are the dependent spouse, then you are entitled to alimony - not the other way around.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
919.787.6668 main phone
919.256.1665 direct fax

10925 David Taylor Drive, Suite 100
Charlotte, North Carolina 28262
704.644.2831 main voice
704.307.4595 main fax

ROSENDIVORCE.COM

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.


#4

Hi again, once we separate and file for divorce,how long before i must start paying her on the bills we have gathered together since we were married…Like I said there are no children,have only been married 6 years,and we do not own any property only vehicles,and have several credit cards that are to the maximum.She says I have to help her pay these bills,even though my name is not on any of them.


#5

Dear sweetsue1029:

Greetings. Equitable distribution - which is the division of assets and debts - is separate from the divorce. Either of you can try now to negotiate and resolve this issue prior to divorce. Once the divorce is granted and if the equitable distribution issues were not resolved in a separation agreement or in a court order, then property and debt pass to the parties’ listed on the debt.

Thank you.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
919.787.6668 main phone
919.256.1665 direct fax

10925 David Taylor Drive, Suite 100
Charlotte, North Carolina 28262
704.644.2831 main voice
704.307.4595 main fax

ROSENDIVORCE.COM

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.


#6

If my wife and divorce and there are no children from this union and we own no property will I have to pay her alimony,.Also she had credit cards before we were married will I have to help pay these off?