Alimony is the monthly allowance paid by the higher earning spouse to the low earning one.
There is no mandatory set of formula for calculating the North dakota alimony law.
But the attorneys use a common procedure in doing so.
The attorneys do the following as part of this procedure:
- Considering the joint married standard of living to make a rough estimate calculation on the total income earned and the expenditure made.
- Meanwhile he (the lawyer) analyzes your individual earning estimates and identifies the lower earning spouse among the both. Deduct the earnings from the individual standards to obtain the annual alimony.
- The higher earning spouse will contribute to the low earning ones’ and the amount obtained is now divided by 12 to obtain the monthly alimony.