Hi, my X husband ( I was wife #2) is divorcing his 3rd wife. I divorced him because he cheated and was abusive of me and the 3 kids. We live in NC. He says he has to pay $10,000 per month to his new X in alimony (they had no kids. He makes $400,000/year. So, he says he can't pay for child #3 to go to college but might put in $15K per year. He paid me $24,000 per year for 7 yrs when we divorced in 1996 after a 14 year marriage. He was making $230,000 then. I am wondering if any judge would order him to pay $120 K per year in alimony alone , in NC , after a 6 year marriage on a $400 K salary. It's more than half his take home. He has done some bad things and I suspect she is blackmailing him bigtime. He does not tell me how long he has to pay this. The divorce is going throuhg now. Can I believe him?
Allow me to preface my answer to your question with the disclaimer that I am not licensed to practice law in the state of North Carolina. I am not sure what the likelihood of the judgment being enetered is, but I can tell you that it is public record. You can request a copy of the Decree from the courthouse.