North Carolina Alimony and Spousal Support Lawyers
At the David W. Martin Law Group, our North Carolina alimony and spousal support attorneys provide our clients with the legal skill and resources they need to pursue a positive financial outcome during their divorce proceedings.
For many, that requires establishing grounds for spousal support payments, so they are financially stable during the divorce, and once it is final.
This is especially true during divorces where one spouse has been financially dependent on the other throughout the marriage and needs time to establish their independence and economic stability.
In many cases, that requires our North Carolina alimony lawyers to review each marital factor that will allow our clients to pursue the financial support they are entitled to for the contributions they have made to the marriage.
Allow our skilled North Carolina alimony attorneys to review your unique financial needs today — starting with a free initial consultation.
Is There a Formula for Calculating Alimony in North Carolina?
North Carolina divorce laws permit judges to award alimony to one spouse during the divorce proceedings. However, no one law provides an exact formula for determining the amount or duration of a spousal support award.
The most common factors that are reviewed during alimony cases in North Carolina may include:
- The length of the marriage
- Ages and the physical, mental, and emotional health of both spouses
- The marital standard of living
- The property each spouse brought to the marriage
- Separate and marital debt obligations of each spouse
- The amount and sources of earned and unearned income of both spouses
- Each spouse’s income-earning abilities, even if they are not currently in use
- Financial needs of both spouses
- Contributions by either spouse as a homemaker
- Whether one spouse contributed to the other’s education, training, or increased earning power
- Each spouse’s education and the time necessary for the supported spouse to acquire job training or employment to become self-supporting
- The tax ramifications of the alimony award
If you are the dependent spouse, our skilled North Carolina spousal support attorneys must prove your need for financial help and prove the other spouse can pay the agreed-upon or court-ordered amount.
Whether you are the payer or recipient, we will manage your case with skill and precision, so you can move forward with your new life with a stable foundation.
Our experienced family law attorneys in North Carolina represent clients in the following legal matters:
- Alienation of Affection
- Child Custody and Visitation
- Child Support
- Domestic Violence Orders of Protection
- Father’s Rights
- Parental Relocation
- Property Division
- Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreement
- Separation Agreements
Will Marital Misconduct Result in Alimony Payments in North Carolina?
In North Carolina, marital misconduct is a relevant factor when determining whether alimony applies to the divorce proceedings.
Marital misconduct may include:
- Excessive use of alcohol or drugs
In many cases, marital misconduct committed by the higher-earning spouse will result in higher monthly alimony payments, a longer duration of alimony payments, or both.
Conversely, if the lesser-earning spouse contributed to the divorce through marital misconduct, which could include having an affair, he or she may be barred from receiving spousal support altogether.
At the David W. Martin Law Group, our skilled spousal support attorneys represent clients throughout North Carolina by thoughtfully and objectively assessing their divorce cases to carefully plan and execute a legal strategy that is designed to reach their personal objectives.
Whether we are negotiating your family law needs outside the courtroom, or aggressively advocating on your behalf inside the courtroom, our highly trained North Carolina family lawyers offer personalized attention that ensures open and honest communication at every stage of your case.
Skilled Alimony Attorneys in North Carolina at the David W. Martin Law Group
At the David W. Martin Law Group, our North Carolina spousal support attorneys are here to listen to your legal challenges, so we can outline all potential strategies that will allow you to pursue the best outcome for your case.
Call us at 980-265-9724 today to discuss your case and get the legal guidance and strategies you need to move forward with your new life with confidence.