For many people, considering a divorce also means taking a hard look at your financial situation, and wondering how it may change if you end your marriage. In North Carolina, divorce law dictates the payment of spousal support to help dependent spouses become financially independent post-divorce.
North Carolina’s two types of spousal support are post separation support and alimony. Post separation support is often short-term and designed to help the dependent spouse meet immediate financial needs. Alimony is long term and intended to support the dependent spouse as they grow to financial independence.
The courts use several factors to determine if post separation support or alimony are necessary, the amount to be paid and how often payments are to be made. Whether you’re the primary financial contributor in your family, an equal contributor with your spouse, or dependent on your spouse’s income, an alimony attorney can help you negotiate your spousal support arrangement.
At Dozier Miller, our divorce attorneys are well versed in the financial aspects of ending a marriage. Their experience negotiating spousal support and alimony means you don’t need a separate alimony lawyer — your Dozier Miller team can see you through you every step of the process. Whether you anticipate paying spousal support or are seeking it, count on us to work out a solution that you’re comfortable with. And, once an agreement is reached, you can count on us to defend your rights in court if any part of the agreement isn’t met.
No matter what causes it, the end of a marriage is an emotionally devastating event made more complex by North Carolina’s complicated filing processes. We recommend consulting one of our attorneys before you even discuss divorce.
We’ve got experience on both sides of child support cases, which gives us excellent perspective. We’ll ensure your rights are protected while we work toward the best solution for your child.
Divorce is emotionally challenging for adults; for kids, it can be crushing. We advocate swift, peaceful resolutions so kids can regain stability post-divorce. We’ll walk you through the benefits and challenges of each custody scenario to find the one that best serves you and your children.
For many people, considering a divorce also means taking a hard look at your financial situation, and wondering how it may change if you end your marriage. Our divorce attorneys are well versed in all the financial aspects of ending a marriage, and their experience negotiating spousal support and alimony means you don’t need a separate alimony lawyer.
Marriages involve a lot of STUFF: vehicles, houses, bank accounts, household appliances and furniture, your movie collection, and much, much more. While most people assume divorce means splitting all of your possessions 50/50, that’s not always the case. An equitable distribution attorney can help steer you through the court’s distribution of your marital property, ensuring you receive a fair share.
In North Carolina, a divorce is a two-step process: at least 365 days of separation followed by the absolute divorce. We’ll advise you on the tough questions and help you draft agreements so nothing is left open to multiple interpretations.
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