In North Carolina, alimony is the most subjective financial issue in any divorce case. Only an experienced divorce attorney can offer accurate guidance on how alimony is handled in a particular jurisdiction.
Can I Get an Out of Town Attorney for My Divorce Case?
Familiarity with the judges and the county is critical. We have successfully handled numerous North Carolina alimony cases for our family law clients for nearly two decades. If your case is in Wake County, you are best served by a Wake County divorce attorney, or a lawyer that regularly practices in Wake County.
What is Alimony?
Alimony is money paid by a “supporting spouse” to a “dependent spouse”.
The law of alimony is complex and evolving. Prior to October 1995, “marital fault” was an essential element in any alimony claim. The Legislature revised the law in October of 1995 to eliminate fault as a requirement for an alimony claim and established marital misconduct as only one factor to consider. The result of this change was to make alimony much more of a financial issue as opposed to a “who did what to whom” issue. This is not to say that the behavior of a spouse is irrelevant in the analysis.
Factors That Contribute to a North Carolina Alimony Case
Pre-separation adultery still proves a valuable defense to alimony claims. Other “bad acting” so to speak can have negative consequences in an alimony case. The ability to earn, the lifestyle of the parties prior to separation, along with other financial factors also play a significant role in alimony cases.
It is important to keep in mind that alimony carries with it serious tax considerations which should be factored into any settlement.
How Our Raleigh Divorce Law Firm Can Help
At The Doyle Law Group, P.A., we arm each client with an understanding of the issues at play and assist them in making the best decisions for themselves and their family.
We will help you protect your way of life. That’s our commitment to you.
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