Statesville Alimony Attorneys
North Carolina Alimony Laws
The issue of alimony after divorcing your spouse can be a difficult one to navigate. This is especially true for North Carolina because the state does not have alimony guidelines like some other states, leaving the determination to the discretion of the court.
The spouse seeking alimony must prove they are entitled to it by showing that:
- The other party has the ability to pay alimony
- The other party is the supporting spouse
- The spouse seeking alimony is the dependent spouse
Whether you think you may be expected to pay alimony or believe you should receive it, each situation is different and the complexities of these cases can feel overwhelming. The compassionate lawyers at Harbinson, Brzykcy & Corbett, LLP can evaluate your case and provide you with personalized service and aggressive representation to protect your rights after a divorce.
If you believe you should receive or are being expected to pay alimony, call Harbinson, Brzykcy & Corbett, LLP today at (704) 766-8821.
Understanding North Carolina’s Alimony Laws
After it has been established that one spouse has been economically dependent on the other during the marriage, the court must decide how much alimony to award and for how long. Since there is no formula in North Carolina for awarding alimony, the amount varies drastically based on the circumstances of the marriage.
The court considers a number of factors when deciding the amount and duration of alimony, including:
- The duration of the marriage
- The marital misconduct of either spouse
- Either spouse’s contribution to the marriage as a homemaker
- The financial needs of the spouse receiving custody of the children
- The standard of living both spouses maintained during their marriage
Contact Harbinson, Brzykcy & Corbett, LLP today
Our alimony attorneys in Statesville are dedicated to serving clients with the personal attention they deserve during a divorce. We can advise you of your rights and call upon our decades of experience to pursue the best possible outcome.
Contact us at (704) 766-8821now to schedule a consultation.