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If you are seeking post-separation support or alimony, an attorney at Marcellino & Tyson can inform you of your eligibility or exposure.
Spousal support, commonly referred to as alimony, is money paid to a dependent spouse after separation. Payments for alimony can be outlined and agreed upon in mediation and within the separation agreement. However, when disagreements and disputes occur, these matters may end up being battled in court. In those cases, an alimony attorney can fight for your interests. Marcellino & Tyson is an experienced alimony law firm based in North Carolina that represents both supporting and dependent spouses. Our attorneys help clients settle alimony disputes in Charlotte and the surrounding areas. Post-separation support is similar to alimony, but it provides temporary financial support, typically from the start of the separation through the official divorce date, when alimony may be considered. If you have questions regarding alimony or post-separation support in the local area, please contact our offices today. Get in touch with alimony lawyers near you: call (704) 919-1519 or fill out our online contact form.
If you are seeking post-marital support, you will need to prove to the court that you are financially dependent on your spouse and that they have the ability to pay. The amount must be necessary to continue supporting the standard of living that the dependent spouse was accustomed to during the marriage. It is advisable to involve an experienced alimony attorney during this process to guide and represent you.
If your ex-spouse is asking you for alimony, our alimony law firm may be able to help defend you. Our alimony law firm can help you understand your options. Contact us today.
These are some common questions we get when people call our offices:
Will I have to pay alimony forever?
Contrary to popular belief, alimony is not typically permanent. There are several circumstances under which alimony obligations can be terminated. In North Carolina, alimony may be set to end at a date specified by a court order. The remarriage of the dependant spouse also terminates alimony. In some cases, the dependant spouse doesn’t have to remarry but enters into a relationship that includes cohabitation and involves roles typical of a marriage. The death of either spouse will also terminate alimony.
Does fault or marital misconduct play a role in post-separation or alimony cases?
Post-separation and alimony are determined by a judge. Marital misconduct can certainly impact the judge’s decision, but it’s not the only factor they consider. The severity of the damage caused by misconduct before the separation is also important to consider. Infidelity of the dependent spouse prior to the separation is a common and effective defense for alimony and post-separation support, and if proven could bar alimony.
Can I request alimony after my divorce proceedings?
Once your divorce is over, the opportunity to obtain alimony may also be over. This is why you need to contact an alimony attorney as soon as possible.
If you have questions regarding these or similar legal matters in North Carolina, please call our alimony law firm at (704) 919-1519 to determine your rights and to take the next step in protecting your future.
Marcellino & Tyson is based in Charlotte, NC. We also offer our services in surrounding cities in Mecklenburg County, including Mathews and Huntersville, NC. We also serve clients in Cabarrus County, Union County, and Gaston County.
If you are searching for “alimony lawyers near me” in Charlotte, NC or the surrounding area, call Marcellino & Tyson first. We are a reputable local law firm with extensive experience in divorce/family law. Call today to learn more.
An experienced alimony attorney at Marcellino & Tyson is prepared to dedicate their attention to your case and help you reach the best possible outcome