Charlotte, NC asked in Divorce and Family Law for North Carolina

Q: Am I obligated to pay spousal support to my dependent spouse if they are the one that is initiating the separation?

Wife discovered she is gay. She has a girlfriend and wants to divorce. We have three kids. I understand and am fine paying the child support. However, am I obligated to pay spousal support?

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Angela L. Haas
Angela L. Haas
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: It all depends on a lot of factors. Based on the facts you've given, the answer is not a definite YES or NO. Consult with an experienced family law attorney, so they can ask you a series of questions, and based on your answers, more questions, and based on your answers, you can get a more definitive answer. This method is really not conducive to an answer you can depend on, based on the facts you've presented here.

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