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Spousal support and alimony in North Carolina

If you are contemplating a divorce, spousal support or alimony may be in dispute. You may be the spouse who believes you will need such payments, or you may be the person from whom your former spouse is seeking alimony or support. It is important that you understand the different types of payments that may be ordered in your divorce and what may affect whether they will be ordered.

Right after you have separated from your spouse, there may be an order for post-separation support. This support is designed to provide temporary payments to dependent spouses in order to help them get back on their feet. Alimony, a more permanent type of spousal support, may instead be ordered. Although alimony may be ordered as an ongoing payment in your divorce case, there are certain triggers that can lead to its termination.

If either you or your former spouse committed adultery, the request for alimony may be affected. A spouse who committed adultery will likely be prevented from receiving alimony under the law. Conversely, one who committed adultery will likely be required to pay it. In either case, such marital misconduct may be shown to the court by demonstrating an inclination to commit adultery and the opportunity to do so.

The attorneys at our firm provide assistance to our clients with either obtaining needed spousal support or in defending against such a request. In some cases, we are able to negotiate an agreement for our clients in their divorce cases that includes an agreement regarding spousal support requests. We understand that many people have questions regarding the amount and duration of spousal support they may expect, and so we have gathered more information regarding these matters on our alimony page.

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