Spousal Support and Alimony

In the state of North Carolina, alimony is based on elements such as standard of living, level of dependency, and inequality of the financial viability of each divorcing spouse. Marital misconduct is also a factor in determining the amount of alimony and its duration. While courts in North Carolina do not hesitate to award spousal support in issues of dependency, resolutions can be made directly between a separating or divorcing husband and wife through a mutual agreement. The goal of alimony agreements in North Carolina is to consider a dependent spouse’s need in light of a supporting spouse’s ability to provide, with the objective of maintaining as much of the life-style the couple were accustomed to during the course of their marriage. When alimony settlements are reached through the court system, assets and property allocations are also considered. Unlike standardized child support calculations, alimony is not based on a formula or guideline. Judges have a great deal of discretion in determining an award of alimony, its amount, in what increments it is paid and for how long.

Contact Monty Beck to help answer the questions you have regarding finances and property when dealing with divorce. The difference in consulting with an experienced and professional divorce attorney can save you from years of frustration, while providing you with greater financial stability.

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    705 W. Main Street
    Sylva, NC 28779
    Phone: 828-586-2147
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    P.O. Box 1918
    Cashiers, NC 28717
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    Franklin, NC 28734
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