Post Separation Support

How Courts Determine Post-separation Support in NC

Understanding Procedure for Support Orders

During a hearing held to determine post-separation 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 post-separation 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

Are You Eligible For Post-separation Support?

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 post-separation 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 post-separation 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.

For more information, call my office at (980) 223-3340. I can answer your questions and help you get started on the right path in your divorce or separation.

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    As a Huntersville attorney with experience handling post-separation 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 officetoday to find out more about post-separation support and how it may impact you.

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