In the case of a contested divorce in North Carolina, a court has the responsibility to decide if a spouse has the right to receive alimony or spousal support or not.
When people get married in North Carolina, as in any state, they are entering into a contract that is presumed to be mutually beneficial. So when both parties agree to terminate the contract, it follows that this is done bearing in mind fairness to both parties involved, without one party bearing the brunt of negative outcomes from the dissolution of the contract.
With this premise in mind, court judges may award alimony to a spouse who is deemed unable to afford the expenses that come with the daily necessities of living after a marriage is over.
The attorneys at Marshall & Taylor PLLC in Raleigh represent couples who are going through a divorce. Call us at (919) 833-1040 today to discuss your particular situation and how we may advocate for your rights and interests.