Wife Alimony


Dear v_1979:

Greetings. Alimony, as with custody and equitable distribution usually requires a detailed analysis. Yes, if you make more than your spouse, you may have to pay alimony to your husband. The law does not look at husbands and wives differently when paying alimony…both will pay alimony if they are the supporting spouse. Thank you.

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

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Charlotte, North Carolina 28262
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I have a quick question. I am getting married in April and I make a significant amount more money than my soon to be husband. If by chance, we get a divorce in the future, will I automatically have to pay alimony to my husband. What are the circumstances where a wife has to pay alimony?