Alimony

When you hire Rowland & Yauger to protect your interests, you can be confident a solution to your problem is at hand. The experienced family law attorneys at Rowland & Yauger are here to listen, provide knowledgeable legal advice, and to offer effective help in these deeply distressing personal situations. Our experienced North Carolina family law attorneys are intimately familiar with the extremely complex issues of North Carolina alimony and support laws. We are persuasive negotiators and strive to reach a just and fair agreement between our client and their spouse whenever possible. If an acceptable agreement cannot be reached, we vigorously pursue and protect your rights in court.

Whether you are seeking spousal support during separation or as part of the divorce settlement, Rowland & Yauger will seek the maximum amount available under North Carolina Alimony guidelines. Alimony may be a lump sum settlement or a periodic payment. The fifteen factors the court considers in determining whether to award alimony to a dependant spouse are:

  • Marital misconduct of either spouse. When the marital misconduct is on the part of the dependent spouse, the court may not require alimony payments to that spouse.
  • Relative income and earning capacity of either spouse
  • Age and physical, mental, and emotional conditions of either spouse
  • Amount and sources of earned and unearned income of both spouses
  • Duration of the marriage
  • Contributions by one spouse to the increased earning power of the other spouse
  • Affects to the earning power, expenses, or financial obligations of either spouse by custodianship of a minor child
  • Standard of living established and maintained during the marriage
  • Time and resources required for sufficient education or training to enable the dependent spouse to meet his or her established economic needs
  • Relative assets and liabilities of either spouse (including legal support obligations)
  • Assets (property, etc.) brought to the marriage by either spouse
  • Contribution of a spouse as other than wage earner
  • Relative needs of either spouse
  • Federal, state, and local tax effects of the alimony award
  • Other factors relating to the economic circumstances of either spouse that the court finds appropriate.

Alimony orders may be reviewed and revised to meet the changing needs and financial circumstances of either spouse. Rowland & Yauger will negotiate with your spouse or their attorney on your behalf to revise your alimony order. If a fair agreement cannot be negotiated in light of changed circumstances, our seasoned attorneys will vigorously pursue a revision of the order on your behalf in court.

An alimony order can be enforced just as any other judgment against a creditor. If your spouse is evading payment of your alimony, our experienced attorneys will counsel and represent you in procedures to enforce your alimony judgment.

Rowland & Yauger are capable and experienced North Carolina Divorce attorneys ready to answer your alimony questions. Let us help you resolve these stressful and confidential matters with the knowledge, experience and personal attention you need.

We invite you to Contact us or call our office at 910-947-2280 or toll free at 910-722-9717 to learn more about your legal rights.

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