When a couple divorces, the court will often order alimony payments so that both parties can retain the standard of living to which they have become accustomed. Often, this means that one person will have to support the other to some degree.
The standard of living can vary greatly based on the couple's economic status during their marriage. For instance, some divorces require alimony amounting to tens of thousands of dollars a year while others may be as little as a few dollars a month.
If you need support for your standard of living, contact the Raleigh alimony lawyers of Marshall & Taylor, PC at 919-833-1040.