Wife doesn't work


There is no formula for determining alimony. Take a look at the alimony statute here on our site to view the factors considered by the Court. Child support is determined by the guidelines (we also have a calculator here on our site. Expect to pay a pretty significant amount based on what you have indicated here.

Lee S. Rosen
Board Certified Family Law Specialist
The Rosen Law Firm
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607

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I am considering separating from my wife and pursuing a divorce because she has refused to go to counseling for a sexual issue we have had since day one of our marriage.

We have a 15 month old child and my wife is a stay at home mom with no income.

I currently make about $50,000 a year, we have no credit card debt, a $200,000 mortgage and only 1 car payment.

What can I expect my financial obligation to be during the separation period and what happens if my wife can’t find a job right away?