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Jul 15, 2011

child alimonyBy Jennifer M. Paine

Divorce Lawyer, Cordell & Cordell

In theory, some divorced dads should get alimony. In practice, they usually do not. (Read related article, "Can Divorced Dads Get Alimony?")

They do not, that is, unless they have a divorce lawyer bold enough and principled enough to advocate for them the right way. That means telling your opponent—your wife and her attorney – at the outset that this is an alimony case, we want alimony and we will pursue it.

We will investigate her income. We want to know her budget. We are not afraid to try the case, and appeal it if we have to, and, if she doesn’t like that, she needs to come to the table and settle.

It also means doing at least the following:


Jul 08, 2011

child alimonyBy Jennifer M. Paine

Divorce Lawyer, Cordell & Cordell

Talking to a guy about asking for alimony from his wife is one of the toughest parts of my job as a divorce lawyer.

Tough not because the concept is difficult to explain, but tough because most guys just refuse to do it.

"Isn’t alimony a woman’s thing, after all?" In theory, no. In practice, sometimes it is.

But should that stop you from making sure you get your fair share and requesting your wife pay you alimony?


Jun 29, 2011

divorce lawyer Aisha PridgenAsk A Lawyer Question:

I chose to file for legal separation from my wife for various reasons. We have been separated for 2 weeks. In North Carolina a couple must be separated for one year before they can file for divorce. During the separation period will I need to pay alimony and/or do I have any financial responsibility to my wife?


Jun 28, 2011

finances divorceBy Scott C. Trout

Managing Partner, Cordell & Cordell

Often, divorce evokes the need to "win," "to settle the score" or even "to get more than my wife does."

One of the hardest things divorced dads face in this process is to think logically and economically when faced with any settlement proposal or reviewing his lawyer’s financial advice on divorce.

What does this mean? Well, let me give you two examples:


Jun 24, 2011

mens divorce lawyer William BackerQuestion:

Do child support laws consider my ex-wife's alimony payments as income?

She is receiving $1,000 a month, so can that income be used when determining child support and the percentage of above and beyond items, such as day care?


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