Divorce can get messy, especially when money and children are involved. One popular divorce trick is hiding income. Hiding income may potentially lead to a reduction in child support and alimony.
When a couple divorces, alimony may be granted if there is a supporting / dependent relationship. This basically means that one spouse makes a lot more money than the other spouse. If alimony is awarded, the award will be based on a number of factors, including the amount of money the supporting spouse makes. In order for the supporting spouse to reduce his or her alimony payments, they may purposely divert money from their paycheck somewhere else or purposely quit or change their employment status. If the supporting spouse can show that this was done for legitimate reasons, they may not be required to pay as much in child support or alimony. The dependent spouse has to prove that the supporting spouse is purposely hiding income in order to have a successful action.
If you are considering divorce, schedule a consultation with a divorce attorney. A divorce attorney can help you review your situation, explain divorce law, and help you determine whether your spouse may be hiding income. If you would like to schedule a consultation with a divorce attorney in Lake Norman, please contact Adkins Law. Adkins Law is located in Huntersville and primarily serves Mecklenburg County and the Lake Norman area.