Divorce & Child Support Modifications

The Law Office of Christopher Johnson is familiar and skilled in pursuing actions for modification of support and child custody.

Post-Separation support is temporary in nature, while alimony is typically longer in duration. Either party may move for post-separation support in North Carolina. The court can consider:

 

 

Finally, the court may make an award of post-separation support if the court finds that the resources of the dependent spouse are not adequate to meet his or her reasonable needs and the supporting spouse has the ability to pay.

Alimony can be awarded in cases where a court in North Carolina finds that the moving party has met the burden of proof. Alimony can be awarded for several years and possibly permanently. That Alimony can be awarded upon a finding a that a party is a dependent spouse, that the other spouse is a supporting spouse, and that an award of alimony is equitable after considering all relevant factors. The relevant factors include, but are not limited to:

 

Acts of marital misconduct can affect ones liability and/or eligibility for alimony. If the court finds that the dependent spouse participated in an act of illicit sexual behavior, during the marriage and prior to or on the date of separation, the court shall not award alimony. If the court finds that the supporting spouse participated in an act of illicit sexual behavior during the marriage and prior to or on the date of separation, then the court shall order that alimony be paid to a dependent spouse. Spouse may request a jury trial on the issue of marital misconduct.

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