Posts Tagged ‘child support’
Reading a recent blog post from the UNC School of Government reminded me that people frequently have misconceptions about what their day in family court will accomplish for them.
At least in North Carolina, alimony (including post-separation support (PSS)) is one of the least predictable outcomes in family law. There are 15 factors listed in the alimony statute that must be considered, plus a catch all factor. Once those factors have been considered, a family court judge must make an award (or not) that she finds to be “equitable”. “Equitable” is legalese for “fair”.
One situation that comes up with some regularity for a divorce attorney is when a client puts an offer on a house before their divorce issues are resolved. These clients unwittingly place themselves in a very difficult position.