Trump’s Tax Plan Alimony

Trump’s Tax Plan Alimony

What does Trump’s new tax plan mean for alimony? Alimony awards in North Carolina are highly subjective and unpredictable. Unlike child support, there is no calculator where you can plug in your financial and personal information and determine whether alimony...
Alimony in North Carolina

Alimony in North Carolina

If one spouse is determined to be a dependent spouse, the other spouse is referred to as the supporting spouse. Alimony will not be paid to a spouse the Court (or a jury) finds participated in illicit sexual behavior during the marriage (before separation) unless both...
Does cheating affect alimony?

Does cheating affect alimony?

In short, yes.  Although our legislature has given the trial courts wide discretion in determining the amount, duration, and manner of payment of alimony, this discretion is limited when a spouse successfully pleads and proves that the other spouse has engaged in...

Legal Lessons from Kanye West

I remember the exact moment I first heard the word “prenup”. The year was 2005 and I was in high school. I was cruising down the road, without a care in the world, when I heard Kanye West so eloquently rap the following lyrics: “If you ain’t no punk, holla ‘We want...
Will I Have to Pay Spousal Support?

Will I Have to Pay Spousal Support?

On a regular basis, I hear from my clients the scenario that one of the spouses is staying at home for any number of reasons. It could be that the recession of 2008 hit the family pretty badly and one spouse lost his or her job. It could be that employer of one of the...
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