Either husband or wife if they are a dependent spouse may receive alimony in North Carolina. But certain conditions must be met to obtain post-separation support.
Among the factors the court may take into consideration in granting post-separation support are:
- The length of the marriage;
- The ages, physical, mental and emotional condition of the spouses;
- The earnings of the supporting spouse and dependent spouse;
- The contribution of one spouse to the increased earnings power of the other spouse;
- Marital misconduct of either spouse;
- The standard of living established during the marriage; and
- The property brought to the marriage by either spouse.
The court may award alimony for a specified amount of time or indefinitely. As financial circumstances change, it’s often necessary to ask the court to make changes to the post-separation support agreement. You need to protect your financial future by having a skilled lawyer advocating for your rights when the amount of post-separation support is calculated.
The family lawyers at Teddy, Meekins & Talbert, P.L.L.C., know the law regarding alimony and spousal support. We’ve helped many residents of Shelby, Rutherfordton, Lincolnton, and Gastonia work through the issues of a contested divorce, such as spousal support.
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