Alimony Attorneys in Charlotte
Why Clients in Charlotte & Indian Trails Trust Our Team
No one should be left without the resources they need after a divorce. Alimony is payments paid from one spouse to the other to ensure that the lesser-earning spouse can support themselves after a marriage ends. Because alimony has a direct impact on your financial security, protect your best interests with our Charlotte alimony lawyers.
Call (704) 734-9797 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our firm. We are ready to help!
At Smith Horton Law, we provide our clients with solutions that address their needs to spare the stress and tension of an extensive legal battle. Our knowledge, experience, and resources make us uniquely suited to advocate for your future.
Clients in Charlotte and Indian Trails trust our team because:
- Doughton Horton is recognized by Rising Stars and Business North Carolina magazine
- We offer a unique approach to every client catered to their specific needs
- Our firm can handle any situation, from settling or taking the case to court
- We offer affordable options with our client’s budgets in mind
- Our attorneys are genuine, personable, and approachable
Factors Affecting an Alimony Award
While the amount of child support that a parent pays or receives is usually determined by “worksheets” provided by the state, there are no such “worksheets” to calculate a reasonable amount of post-separation support and/or alimony. Rather, it is determined by considering a variety of factors provided by North Carolina law. Working with our skilled alimony attorneys in Charlotte can help prove the necessary elements to a spousal support case.
Factors that are taken into consideration include:
- Length of the marriage
- Age of the spouses
- Ability to earn and make a living
- Marital misconduct
- Earned income
- Contributions of the spouses to the household
- Tax considerations
Generally speaking, North Carolina requires that a spouse seeking post-separation support and/or alimony is a financially “dependent” spouse and the other spouse is a “supporting” spouse. Additionally, a court must find that an award is equitable after considering all relevant statutory factors. Alimony is usually paid monthly, but it is not at all uncommon that it is paid as one lump sum; it can even be paid in a variety of other ways.
Alimony can be complex. Let Smith Horton Law be your guide. Reach out to our family law team at (704) 734-9797 today.
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