What Is Postseparation Support?
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Under North Carolina Statutes § 50-16.2A, one spouse may pursue support from the other while they are separated prior to divorce. While a divorce is pending, this postseparation support can provide a dependent spouse with the means to make ends meet.
If you have questions about whether you may be entitled to receive or required to pay postseparation support, I can help. I have served the Huntersville, NC community for over a decade as a divorce attorney and board-certified family law specialist, and I can help you understand your rights and responsibilities as they apply to this type of alimony.
How the Courts Determine Postseparation Support
During a hearing held to determine postseparation support, the judge will consider numerous factors in determining whether to award support and in what amount. Essentially, the judge will need to see evidence that shows the dependent spouse cannot meet his or her needs and that the supporting spouse has the means to pay.
The following factors may be considered when determining postseparation support:
- Whether either spouse engaged in marital misconduct during the marriage
- The financial needs, earnings, potential earnings, and expenses of each spouse
- Each spouse’s obligation to support other persons, if any
- The standard of living that was experienced during the marriage
Protecting Your Interests & Rights
As a Huntersville attorney with experience handling postseparation support hearings, mediation, and all types of divorce and family law matters, I can offer valuable help during this challenging time. I know how to build compelling cases for my clients, showing their need for support or even disproving an unnecessary or exaggerated claim for support. On either side, I take the time to understand my client’s unique situation and needs so I can work toward an equitable resolution.
Contact my office today to find out more about postseparation support and how it may impact you.
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