Permanent Spousal Support

Permanent alimony is spousal support that is awarded as a part of your final divorce order. However, the word "permanent" can sometimes be a misnomer when talking about post-divorce support. In the past, the higher earning spouse would typically be ordered to pay alimony to the lower or nonearning spouse for the rest of his or her life. Nowadays, permanent alimony is the term used to signify the financial support post divorce, but the payments may only be required for a set period of time.

In many circumstances, the divorcing couple may not agree upon terms of spousal support. When an impasse does arise, the issue will likely need to be litigated at trial. When you work with our Weddington law firm, Epperson Law PLLC, there are a number of ways we can promote your position. We will dig deep into the circumstances in your case and identify the best legal strategies to accomplish your goals.

Spousal Support In North Carolina

Judges take a number of factors into consideration when determining the amount of spousal support and the length of the award period:

  • Income of both parties
  • Ability of both parties to earn an income
  • Length of marriage
  • Age of both parties
  • Instances of adultery during the marriage
  • If the lower earning spouse is cohabitating with another

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Legal issues involving your family are some of the most important matters you will ever need to address. As experienced alimony lawyers, I understand what is at stake in your life and can provide the skilled representation that you need. Contact our firm today at 704-288-1359 to discuss your matter.