Alimony

Spousal Support (Alimony) Attorneys in Union County, North Carolina

If you are dependent on your spouse’s income to meet your needs and expenses, there is a good chance you are eligible for post-separation support and alimony.

Alimony is based on several factors: whether you are a dependent spouse, your needs and expenses, the other spouse’s ability to pay, and whether there was any marital misconduct.  Our lawyers can explain whether spousal support is likely in your divorce.

Post-separation support is a temporary form of alimony provided by the court.  This form of spousal support usually lasts for 12 to 18 months.

Alimony may be ordered for a limited time or indefinitely. In a long-term marriage when one spouse has a limited ability to earn an adequate living, spousal support may be indefinite. In most other cases, however, alimony may be awarded for a limited period.