I am a mountain boy, with simple, straight forward values. I love what I do, and... more
I am a mountain boy, with simple, straight forward values. I love what I do, and love to help people through some of the toughest moments anyone will ever face. With four children, a 26 year marriage, work experience beginning at 12, the heritage of two farming families from rural North Carolina -- I can relate to most people and their problems. Our firm handles most areas of the law that folks... view profile
Susan H. Gray is a Board Certified Family Law Specialist who has been licensed to... more
Susan H. Gray is a Board Certified Family Law Specialist who has been licensed to practice law in North Carolina since 1978 and has been board certified by the North Carolina State Bar in Family Law since 1999.
I have been a board-certified specialist in family law since 2001. Only... more
I have been a board-certified specialist in family law since 2001. Only approximately 3.5% of North Carolina lawyers are certified as specialists. I have served as the committee chair of the Family Law Specialty Committee for the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. This organization is tasked with the responsibility of examining and certifying family law practitioners as boa... view profile
When an ex-spouse makes payments to a former spouse after the divorce, the payments are called alimony. Alimony payments (also called spousal support) are intended to preserve the lifestyle the former spouse enjoyed before the divorce. Unlike child support, which is a required payment to fund a child's necessities, no one is guaranteed alimony. If a couple can't agree, a judge decides whether to award alimony. A divorce lawyer who specializes in alimony knows what information you need to calculate alimony, and can also help if you feel your ex-spouse is asking for too much alimony.