Alimony investigator in North Carolina

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How an alimony investigator helps prevent or reduce alimony

North Carolina’s alimony laws, with their nuances, can significantly impact your financial situation in a divorce. An alimony investigator can help you save your hard-earned money. Learn about alimony in North Carolina, including reasons for modifying alimony and methods to reduce alimony. Additionally, we always advise consulting an attorney for legal advice.

An alimony investigator can show the judge why your obligation should end.

What is alimony in North Carolina?

North Carolina law (§ 50-16.1A) specifies alimony as “an order for payment for the support and maintenance of a spouse or former spouse, periodically or in a lump sum, for a specified or for an indefinite term, ordered in an action for divorce, whether absolute or from bed and board, or in an action for alimony without divorce.” The supporting spouse bears the responsibility of paying alimony to the dependent spouse. Commonly, individuals use the term ‘spousal support’ to describe alimony. An alimony investigator may help you demonstrate to the court why you should not be obligated to pay alimony.

16 relevant factors a judge must consider in your alimony case

Here are 16 factors a judge considers when determining if you have to pay alimony in North Carolina

  1. The marital misconduct of either of the spouses. Nothing herein shall prevent a court from considering incidents of post date-of-separation marital misconduct as corroborating evidence supporting other evidence that marital misconduct occurred during the marriage and prior to date of separation;
  2. The relative earnings and earning capacities of the spouses;
  3. The ages and the physical, mental, and emotional conditions of the spouses;
  4. The amount and sources of earned and unearned income of both spouses, including, but not limited to, earnings, dividends, and benefits such as medical, retirement, insurance, social security, or others;
  5. The duration of the marriage;
  6. The contribution by one spouse to the education, training, or increased earning power of the other spouse;
  7. The extent to which the earning power, expenses, or financial obligations of a spouse will be affected by reason of serving as the custodian of a minor child;
  8. The standard of living of the spouses established during the marriage;
  9. The relative education of the spouses and the time necessary to acquire sufficient education or training to enable the spouse seeking alimony to find employment to meet his or her reasonable economic needs;
  10. The relative assets and liabilities of the spouses and the relative debt service requirements of the spouses, including legal obligations of support;
  11. The property brought to the marriage by either spouse;
  12. The contribution of a spouse as homemaker;
  13. The relative needs of the spouses;
  14. The federal, State, and local tax ramifications of the alimony award;
  15. Any other factor relating to the economic circumstances of the parties that the court finds to be just and proper.
  16. The fact that income received by either party was previously considered by the court in determining the value of a marital or divisible asset in an equitable distribution of the parties’ marital or divisible property.

Source: § 50-16.3A. Alimony.

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