Wake County Alimony Lawyers
In a marriage, one spouse often depends on the income of the other. Many spouses combine their incomes, or perhaps one spouse works while the other manages the home or the family. However, after a divorce, this type of arrangement can leave one spouse without the means to support himself or herself. In these cases, North Carolina law allows the financially disadvantaged spouse to seek certain types of spousal support or alimony.
At Marshall & Taylor PLLC, our Wake County spousal support lawyers understand how important a fair alimony payment is for both sides. Whether you are a dependent spouse fighting for support after a separation or divorce, or a supporting spouse trying to secure a fair arrangement, we can help. To learn more, contact our offices today by calling (919) 833-1040.
How We Can Help
Our experienced team of attorneys can help you learn more about:
- Determining Alimony
- Alimony and Marital Misconduct
- Temporary Spousal Support
- Post-Separation Support
During a divorce or a separation, a couple may try to make their own arrangements for spousal support. However, this is often a point of contention between the two parties, and therefore the matter is often better handled with the assistance of a qualified alimony attorney who understands all aspects of divorce law and can help design a fair plan for both sides.
The agreement may lay out plans for a range of situations, such as temporary support between the time of separation and the time of divorce, or long-term support years after the marriage has ended.
Factors in Determining Alimony
If a joint agreement on a fair amount cannot be reached, the dependent spouse may file a claim in order to receive support. In this situation, a judge will listen to evidence from both parties and will then make a final, legally-binding decision on the amount of spousal support that should be offered. A judge may take many factors into account when making this decision, including:
- The needs of the dependent spouse
- The income of the supportive spouse
- Marital misconduct from either spouse
A judge may award one large lump sum to the dependent spouse, regular payments, or may determine that the dependent spouse does not qualify for spousal support.
Contact a Wake County Alimony Attorney
The Wake County alimony lawyers of Marshall & Taylor PLLC can work with you to build a strong legal case. To learn more about your legal rights and options, contact our offices today by calling (919) 833-1040.