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Alimony After Remarriage in North Carolina: What Residents Should Know

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Alimony—a financial payment usually made monthly from the higher-earning spouse to the lower-earning spouse—is sometimes awarded in North Carolina divorces. Typically, alimony is temporary, meaning that it goes on for a specified period of time before ending. In some cases, however, alimony is permanent. Permanent alimony is awarded until either of the spouses passes away.  … Read more

What Is A Dependent Spouse In North Carolina?

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Alimony is not as common as it once was. Alimony might be awarded during the separation period (temporary alimony), but there is no guarantee of that or any alimony following a divorce. In North Carolina, only a dependent spouse is eligible to receive alimony following a divorce. What does that mean? Let’s take a look … Read more

How to Make a Case for Spousal Support


Spousal support, also known as alimony, is not guaranteed, even if you do not work outside the home. If you plan to request spousal support, either for the short-term or long-term, you’ll have to make your case for it. But how?  Strategize. First, speak to your lawyer about your expectations and situation. Each situation is different and he or … Read more

Ending ongoing spousal support

When a couple in North Carolina divorces, one of the parties may be ordered to pay the other alimony. There are usually situations that signal an end to alimony payments like when the recipient remarries, but payments can continue for a long time in some cases. The actor David Hasselhoff has paid alimony to his … Read more

Dean McDermott behind on alimony payments to ex-wife

North Carolina residents may have heard about the marital problems of Tori Spelling and her husband Dean McDermott. After the two actors were married in 2005, they allowed reality television cameras to film their lives. In 2013, McDermott admitted that he had cheated on Spelling, and he checked into a drug and alcohol rehab facility. … Read more

Modifying support orders in North Carolina

There may be North Carolina residents who can benefit from understanding more about the laws governing alimony. According to state statute, an alimony order may be modified if either party can show a significant change in circumstances. Once the recipient is determined to be engaged in cohabitation or has remarried, the support order is terminated. … Read more

Actions to enforce alimony orders in North Carolina

There are some cases in North Carolina in which a person who was ordered to pay a former spouse alimony either falls delinquent or refuses to pay at all. In those cases, the law provides several remedies for the intended recipient to utilize in order to collect the amounts rightfully owed to them. Upon notification … Read more

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