The end of a marriage will have financial repercussions for you and your former spouse. Having an experienced, knowledgeable, and compassionate family law attorney is critical to obtaining spousal support and alimony in North Carolina.
Turn to the lawyers at Teddy, Meekins & Talbert, P.L.L.C., for advice about post-separation support and alimony. If you are considering an end to your marriage, it’s important to understand what to expect regarding spousal support.
Understanding the Factors that Courts Weigh to Determine Alimony in NC
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.
Contact our lawyers today by calling (704) 228-2647 or by using our online contact form.