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Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “When do you get alimony?”

Throughout the course of human history, risk assessment has always been something ingrained within us. We look at our options before making choices, and we evaluate the potential consequences of those options. For many of us, the choice to get married is the end result of lots of thinking and planning for the future. However, even marriages that start with the best of intentions can sometimes turn toward divorce.

Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “When do you get alimony?”

When two people fall in love and decide to get married, their vision of the future often consists of a life filled with happiness and the enjoyment of each other’s company until old age. While this scenario may play out for some, for many others the reality is that divorce looms on the horizon.

Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “When do you get alimony?”

Many couples cannot agree on alimony and post-separation support when getting divorced. Since spousal maintenance is such a contentious matter for many, you need to understand how alimony and post-separation support are calculated in North Carolina.

Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “When do you get alimony?”

Yes, you can request alimony, also known as spousal support in North Carolina, during and after the divorce proceedings. However, when seeking spousal support while your divorce is pending, you must prove your need for financial help and your spouse’s ability to make the monthly payments.

Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “Does adultery affect my divorce case?”

When a marriage ends because one of the spouses cheated, the parties may wonder how adultery affects alimony in their North Carolina divorce. Is the spouse who had an extramarital affair entitled to alimony? Will the paying spouse be ordered to pay more alimony because they cheated on their partner during the marriage?

Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “When do you get alimony?”

If your marriage is headed for divorce, there is little you can do to avoid an alimony award. However, judges in North Carolina do not automatically order alimony in every divorce case.

Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “How is the amount of child support decided in North Carolina?”

As of March 30, North Carolina has over 1,300 confirmed cases of the coronavirus disease, while at least six people died from COVID-19 in the state, including one coronavirus-related death in Mecklenburg County.

Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “Who pays for the children’s health insurance and co-pays?”

Taxes should be considered when dealing with any family law-related issues such as alimony, child support, or equitable distribution. Getting divorced in 2020 can cause many tax surprising consequences.

Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “When do you get alimony?”

To put it another way, can men ask for alimony in North Carolina? Alimony is believed to be a gender-neutral aspect of divorce, so how come so few men get spousal support in our state?

Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “Can I get the judge to order my spouse to pay my attorney’s fees in a property division case?”

A story of a woman who divorced her husband and found love with her wedding DJ can inspire many who do not feel happy in their marriage to file for divorce and pursue happiness.

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