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Here, you’ll find access to the most detailed information as it pertains to Alimony & Spousal Support in North Carolina.

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I Need More Alimony from My Spouse

I Need More Alimony from My Spouse

As with child support and custody, post-separation spousal support (also known as “alimony”) may be modified even though a divorce is “final.” Alimony (or “alimony pendente lite”) is the term used in North Carolina family law for divorce actions filed before the law was changed on October 1, 1995.  “Postseparation support” is the term now used for the same thing, and the following discussion is...

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How Do I Get Attorney’s Fees from My Spouse?

How Do I Get Attorney’s Fees from My Spouse?

While going through a divorce can be emotionally draining, it can also be a strain financially. Not only are you splitting your assets, but you are also paying attorney’s fees for just about everything having to do with your divorce.


Violating a Court Order: What You Need to Know

Violating a Court Order: What You Need to Know

Violations of court orders relating to custody, visitation, child support, alimony, and other family law issues can result in a finding of contempt of court and even jail time for the offending party. The following North Carolina cases illustrate the issues.


Insurance Coverage for Former Spouses

Insurance Coverage for Former Spouses

Once coverage ends, under either the COBRA or mini-COBRA statues, a former spouse will need to find new health insurance. If a former spouse becomes ill or injured or acquires a chronic health condition (such as diabetes) while covered by COBRA, he or she may have a difficult time finding an insurer who will provide coverage.


How Do I Prepare to Meet With a Lawyer?

How Do I Prepare to Meet With a Lawyer?

How An Attorney Can Help Since property settlements can be very complicated, a lawyer can help you decide which of your belongings are marital property and which are separate property, and advise you as to how the court will divide that property. A lawyer will also be able to assist you in drafting a separation agreement in order to document your arrangements with your spouse....

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How Much Does a Divorce Cost?

How Much Does a Divorce Cost?

The exact attorney fee will vary with the services you require. Many law firms charge their clients a certain fee per hour. It is difficult for these attorneys to accurately predict the cost or your fee because they do not know precisely how much time it will take to complete your case.


Surviving Divorce: What You Should Know

Surviving Divorce: What You Should Know

No matter who initiates a divorce and whether or not you see it coming the process is always very difficult. By having an understanding of what goes on in a divorce and of what you can do to help reach the desired outcome, the process can be made considerably easier.


Your Guide to Alimony

Your Guide to Alimony

Alimony in North Carolina is payment for the support and maintenance of a spouse, either by lump sum or on a continuing basis. Alimony is paid by the"supporting spouse" to the "dependent spouse;" the general rule is that a spouse is dependent when he or she makes less money than the other spouse. Alimony can be determined by the courts, or it can be settled out of court in the form of a separation agreement.


Will You Owe Your Spouse Alimony After a Divorce?

Will You Owe Your Spouse Alimony After a Divorce?

The North Carolina alimony statutes contain sixteen factors which guide the court in making an alimony determination. If a courtroom appears to be in your future be sure to read Navigating Basic Court Procedure in North Carolina.



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