That is to say, if, in the state of NC, a man and a woman are to be divorced, the woman automatically is entitled to support. Are there any mitigating factors that may be cause to consider the male party as being eligible? Could there be any factors that would, at the least, be reason to deny one spouse's demand for support?
My ex painted me as a monster in her complaint for divorce. She claimed I was a racist, a paranoid delusional psychotic and mentally unstable, a wife beater, a child beater, an illicit drug user, a steroid abuser, a philandering cheat with not one, but, two women, one of whom was providing me with illicit prescription drugs and that I was secretly taking dirty pictures of her and my then seven year old daughter with a covert camera surveillance system.
All lies. My inlaws even helped my ex construct a phony crime scene while I was away the week before she filed. My ex even had her father sequester my child in a hotel for a couple days so she would not be witness to the fraud. They planted marijuana and paraphenalia in the house, dumped my legal prescription drugs into dirty little plastic bags to show I was a prescription drug abuser and planted little cameras around the house (not connected to any type of recording device, mind you - just cameras by themselves) and put a karaoke sized microphone under my daughter's mattress (again, connected to nothing to record with) and then called the deputies and acted so shocked at what a monstrous person they had suddenly discovered I was.
The only thing that came out of the subsequent hearing - not a trial - was a temporary order that made custody appointments. There has been no trial to date, in over two years. There has been no mention of when or if any of the outstanding issues WILL ever come to trial.
If I could show the court who the nutjob REALLY is, do you think maybe they'd reconsider automatically awarding her support simply because she might make less than I do? All the marriage long, I never made that much money anyway. The ex was always getting a monthly check from her well-to-do parents and it was never any of my business to know how much that was, but it supported her grocery shopping, her car payments, her cigarette habit, her prescription drugs (whatever my insurance didn't pay), new clothes, etc.
If I don't get a chance to expose the fraud in court, I have an idea I'm going to be taken to the cleaners on the support issue.