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Alimony / Spousal Support

Obtaining and Enforcing Spousal Support/Alimony in North Carolina

Similar to child support, alimony is meant to financially assist the dependent spouse after the breakup of a marriage.

Attorney Lila E. Washington is prepared to help you with your spousal support matters during your divorce. We can also assist you with establishing child support.

A Cumberland County Lawyer Helping You With Spousal Support Issues

Unlike child support, spousal support is not governed by a specific calculation. Instead, temporary or permanent spousal support, or alimony, is granted to the dependent spouse for a variety of reasons. Commonly, it is granted in order to financially help the dependent spouse to transition out of his or her marriage, develop career skills and gain the ability to become self-sufficient.

Among other things, the court will look at both spouses’ earning capacity, employment history, the length of their marriage and their accustomed standard of living when considering an award of spousal support.

The law office of Attorney Lila E. Washington is available to assist those pursuing an alimony claim, those defending against an alimony claim, or those seeking to modify or terminate an existing alimony order.

Contact our office today for a confidential appointment. Call us at (910) 433-2171.