An Introduction to Alimony

Raleigh divorce lawyer Lisa Angel covers the details of how alimony is calculated and awarded in North Carolina, including who is eligible, how long alimony lasts, and how to reach an agreement.

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Articles

Alimony - The Basics

A quick overview of how alimony is determined and awarded in NC

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Alimony - The Details

A detailed examination of the factors that determine alimony

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Does My Spouse Have to Pay for Attorney's Fees for Alimony Proceedings?

Learn how dependent spouses may be entitled to payment for attorney fees

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I Need More Alimony from My Spouse

Find out more about changing alimony determinations and amounts

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Alimony Calculator

We’ve built a calculator using guidelines and formulas from states and jurisdictions around the country. North Carolina doesn’t have a formula for alimony, but this calculator will help you get an idea of what you or your spouse may end up paying based on income and the length of the marriage.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who has a claim to receive post-separation support and alimony?

Both post-separation support and alimony are now available in North Carolina to financially dependent spouses…

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How is Alimony Determined?

The factors that are considered by the court are as follows…

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How Much Alimony Will I Get?

“Alimony” means payments for the support and maintenance of a spouse…

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What is marital fault and how does it apply to an alimony claim?

Although an alimony claimant is no longer required to prove the other spouse is at fault…

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Forms

Mecklenburg County Financial Affidavit

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Court Complaint for Custody, Support, Alimony and Property Division

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