Guidance You Need For Fair Spousal Support
Your spousal support order will determine your financial prospects after your divorce. While some spouses may try to weaponize this area of divorce, you deserve a North Carolina attorney who can help you pursue an agreement that is fair for everyone.
At the Stauff & Gross, PLLC office in Raleigh, we have years of experience representing clients through all the challenges of a divorce. We can remain so successful in our work because we develop personalized representation strategies based on the unique needs of each of our clients.
What You Should Know About Spousal Support
In North Carolina, there are two types of spousal support: post-separation support and alimony.
- Post-separation support is a temporary payment that a court can award one spouse during the parties’ separation period.
- Alimony is a final court disposition ordering one spouse to make certain payments for a set period of time (or indefinitely) to the other.
North Carolina courts examine several factors in calculating post-separation support or alimony awards, including the following:
- Each spouse’s income and earnings
- The spouses’ ages
- The spouses’ physical, mental and emotional health
- The length of the marriage
- Whether one spouse contributed to the other’s education during the marriage
- Each spouse’s assets and liabilities
- Any marital misconduct that occurred
If you think your former partner owes you some form of support in your divorce, or if he or she is demanding financial support from you, engage an attorney right away.
Meet With A Lawyer You Can Trust
At Stauff & Gross, PLLC, we understand and respect the importance of securing your financial future and can help you manage a potentially contentious child or spousal support case. If you are ready to schedule your initial consultation with our dedicated and committed team, contact us today by calling us at 919-891-8812 or email us here to schedule your initial consultation today.