Monthly Archives: July 2013

North Carolina Alimony Laws

North Carolina alimony can be separate from property division, or it can be a part of a global settlement agreement whereby one spouse gets more property in exchange for payment of lifetime support to the other spouse. Because this settlement has been “bargained for,” it means that the alimony integrated into this agreement cannot be terminated or modified. Judges in North Carolina exercise discretion in determining alimony amounts, manner of payment, and duration under the umbrella of statute and case law. The overall presumption on North Carolina alimony is the partnership theory of marriage, whereby the obligation to pay spousal Read more