$750,000 for Alienation and Criminal Conversation??

$750,000 for Alienation and Criminal Conversation You may have seen this headline in the news lately: “NC man wins $750,000 judgment against man for stealing his wife” and no, it’s not an article from The Onion or another satire paper.  It’s real and from an actual case in Pitt County, North Carolina! North Carolina is…

During the Separation Period – Post Separation Support and Alimony

During the Separation Period – Post Separation Support and Alimony During the separation period, one spouse may seek and/or be entitled to post separation support.  Post separation support are payments from a supporting spouse to a dependent spouse during the time prior to a divorce being finalized.  Alimony is the same type of payment, but…

Considering separation?

In NC, you must be living ‘separate and apart’ for one year before you are able to file for divorce. This means at least one of the parties has to decide they are leaving the marriage and actually leave the residence. In hard economic times such as these, many people can’t afford to maintain two…

Postseparation Support

Spousal support in North Carolina is governed by Statute. Spousal support is a way to supplement your income but will most likely not replace it. In order to determine if you are eligible for spousal postseparation support, you must show that 1) you are a “dependent spouse”, 2) the other spouse is a “supporting spouse”,…