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Helping clients with concerns about temporary alimony

Couples who decide that they will not be able to save their marriage and are ready to pursue a divorce should be aware that state law dictates they will have to be separated and live in different locations for at least a year before proceedings can begin.

While this requirement -- meant to give couples adequate time to reconcile -- may prove to be something of an annoyance for spouses wanting nothing more than to move on with their lives, it can also prove to be downright frightening for other spouses who may have concerns about their ability to make ends meet during the interim.

Specifically, these lower-earning spouses may wonder how they will be able to cover the costs of such basic living expenses as food, housing and other necessities on their limited -- or perhaps non-existent -- income.  

The good news is that they can seek to secure what is known as temporary alimony or post-separation support here in North Carolina. As implied by the name, this is essentially monetary support paid by a higher-earning spouse to a lower-earning spouse during the separation period up until the time the final divorce decree in entered.

If you would like to learn more about the possibility of securing temporary alimony or have concerns about the possibility of paying this form of spousal support, Epperson Law PLLC can help.      

Founding attorney James Epperson has decades of experience in the area of family law, and knows what it takes to ensure the protection of your best interests either at the negotiating table or in the courtroom. In fact, once he helps a client reach a resolution concerning temporary support, he can then shift his focus and skill to larger divorce-related issues such as property division, child custody, child support and, of course, alimony.

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