What You Need To Know About Spousal Support And Alimony
Alimony was designed to help a financially dependent spouse who is separating or dissolving his or her marriage. This monetary assistance intends to help an individual as he or she negotiates a new way of earning income. Spousal support can come in a variety of amounts and be paid over a range of timelines.
Regardless of which side you stand on the alimony issue, it is important that you retain an experienced, thorough divorce lawyer who can help you understand your rights and help you obtain the best outcome possible. At Miller & Audino, LLP, our attorneys have more than 50 years of experience tenaciously representing individuals throughout Greenville, Pitt County and surrounding communities as they determine how much alimony they should pay or receive.
How Alimony (Spousal Support) Is Handled In North Carolina
While alimony is primarily based on income, our states allows for misconduct to factor into the final amount. We will carefully examine your situation and determine your needs as we help you navigate the spousal support process.
- If you are considering divorce, but are currently physically separated from your spouse, post-separation support is available to the dependent spouse. These hearings are brief and can serve as a precursor to alimony. If you have decided to maintain a permanent separation and move toward a divorce, you will first be required to go through a mediation process before a claim for alimony goes to trial.
- In any case, we are committed to helping you work through your issues confidently by making you feel comfortable and empowering you with the information you need to make smart decisions about your alimony agreement. We are prepared to take your case as far as it needs to go to get you the results you deserve.